FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT -- FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT - A BASIC FRAMEWORK -- FLOOD HAZARD MODELLING -- A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE ON CURRENT CHALLENGES IN THE ANALYSIS OF INLAND FLOOD RISKS -- HYDRO-INFORMATICS' TOOL IN PRACTICE "BEFORE - DURING - AFTER" AUGUST 2002 FLOOD ON VLTAVA AND ELBE CATCHMENTS - CZECH REPUBLIC -- EXPERIENCES IN APPLICATION OF HEC-RAS MODEL UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES OF FLOOD WAVES -- STUDY OF POSSIBLE FLOODING IN THE CHEMICAL FACTORY AS A BASIS FOR FLOOD MANAGEMENT PLAN IMPROVEMENT -- FlOOD RISK MAPPING AND MITIGATION IN CENTRAL ITALY -- ON THE CHOICE OF SPATIAL INTERPOLATION METHOD FOR THE ESTIMATION OF 1-TO 5- DAY BASIN AVERAGE DESIGN PRECIPITATION -- REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE: To be included in Future Flood Risk Analysis? -- FLOOD FORECASTING -- APPLICATION OF EO DATA IN FLOOD FORECASTING FOR THE CRISURI BASIN, ROMANIA -- FLOOD FORECASTING IN THE CRISUL ALB AND CRISUL NEGRU BASINS USING GIS DATA BASE -- FLOOD MONITORING USING ON-LINE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR SPATIAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT -- FLOOD WARNING CONCEPT FOR TURKEY: TECHNICAL AND ORGANISATIONAL ASPECTS -- VULNERABILITY AND FLOOD DAMAGES -- FLOOD DAMAGE, VULNERABILITY AND RISK PERCEPTION - CHALLENGES FOR FLOOD DAMAGE RESEARCH -- FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT IN THE NETHERLANDS WITH FOCUS ON THE EXPECTED DAMAGES AND LOSS OF LIFE -- MITIGATION MEASURES -- FLOOD PROTECTION IN THE TISZA RIVER BASIN -- MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR FLASH FLOODS IN SAXONY, GERMANY -- RED RIVER FLOODING: Mitigation Planning in an International River Basin -- OVERVIEW OF US NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM REGIONAL -- STRATEGIES FOR FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT - A PROCESS PERSPECTIVE -- HISTORICAL FLOODS AND TRANSBOUNDARY ISSUES -- HISTORICAL AND RECENT FLOODS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC: CAUSES, SEASONALITY, TRENDS, IMPACTS -- HISTORICAL 2002 FLOOD IN CENTRAL EUROPE AND FLOOD DEFENCE: Situation in the Czech Republic, illustrated with the Elbe River Basin Experience -- THE FLOOD IN AUGUST 2002 - CONSEQUENCES ON FLOOD PROTECTION FOR THE CITY OF DRESDEN -- FLOOD RISK IN CITIES OF BELARUS: SPECIFIC CASES AND PROBLEMS OF MANAGEMENT -- NATO SCIENCE FOR PEACE PROJECT ON MANAGEMENT OF TRANSBOUNDARY FLOODS IN THE CRISUL-KÖRÖS RIVER SYSTEM -- THE APRIL 2000 FLOOD IN THE CRISUL ALB RIVER FOR FLOOD MITIGATION BASIN - TRANSBORDER COOPERATION ROM-HUN -- CONCLUSIONS -- CONCLUSIONS OF THE ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP ON FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT. Floods are of increasing public concern world-wide due to increasing damages and unacceptably high numbers of injuries. Previous approaches of flood protection led to limited success especially during recent extreme events. Therefore, an integrated flood risk management is required which takes into consideration both the hydrometeorogical and the societal processes. Moreover, real effects of risk mitigation measures have to be critically assessed. The book draws a comprehensive picture of all these aspects and their interrelations. It furthermore provides a lot of detail on earth observation, flood hazard modelling, climate change, flood forecasting, modelling vulnerability, mitigation measures and the various dimensions of management strategies. In addition to local and regional results of science, engineering and social science investigations on modelling and management, transboundary co-operation of large river catchments are of interest. Based on this, the book is a valuable source of the state of the art in flood risk management but also covers future demands for research and practice in terms of flood issues.