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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