Urban Flooding in Brazil


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Urban Flooding in Brazil Editor: Francisco Mendonca Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer International Publishing AG
Illustrations and other contents: 20 Tables, color; 20 Illustrations, color; Approx. 400 p. 20 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783031208973 Categories: ,

The purpose of this book is to present historical and modern flooding scenarios in Brazilian cities, using a geographic and spatiotemporal approach to explore impacts and ways to mitigate future disasters. The problem of urban flooding is growing in Brazilian cities due to the increasing number of natural disasters with material and human losses, notably in the context of global climate change. It is a theme that poses challenges to urban planners and academics. Through three sections comprising a total of twenty-one chapters, this volume offers theoretical-conceptual, methodological, technical case studies, as well as cases that explore urban socio-environmental problems associated with flooding. Throughout, the concepts of risk, vulnerability and adaptation are used to explore future flood scenarios in Brazil. The integrated vision presented here covers the concept of the flood, its evaluation, and the management process before, during, and after the flood event. The case studies presented here elucidate the concept of comprehensive urban flood management, offering a technical and diagnostic basis for the problem in different cities in Brazil. The present and future challenges presented by these chapters offer widely-applicable lessons toward approaching to sustainable and disaster-resilient cities.

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Author Biography

Francisco Mendonca. Doctor in Geography at Sao Paulo University (USP). Pos-doctor in Urban Climate (Universite de Sorbonne/Paris, Universite de Haute Bretagne/France and Universidad de Chile) and Climate and health (London School of Hygine and Tropical Medecine). Teacher at Federal University of Parana (UFPR) and State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). He was president of ABClima (Brazilian Association of Climatology), AIC (International Association of Climatology) and member of CoC-UGI (Commission of Climatology - International Geographical Union). Member of Scientific Committee of CEMADEN - Brazilian Center for Prevention of Natural Disasters. Ariadne Farias. Doctor in Environment and Development from the Federal University of Parana (PPGMade/UFPR), professor and researcher in the Postgraduate Program in Governance and Sustainability (PPGS/Professional Master's), at the Mercosur Institute of Administration and Economics (ISAE/Curitiba). She is a volunteer at the Civil Defense and Protection Coordination of the state of Parana (CEPDEC/PR). Elaiz Buffon. Doctor in Geography at the Federal University of Parana (UFPR). From 2014 to 2020, she was a researcher at UFPR'S Climatology Laboratory (Laboclima). She is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Urban Management program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR).