WaReLa Scientific Conference on Integrated Catchment for Hazard Mitigation

  • In addition to flood disasters on major rivers, damage caused by the flooding of smaller and medium-sized tributaries is also of considerable significance. To ensure that flood protection measures are effective, engineering flood prevention measures on the rivers must be supported by integrated catchment management. This includes decentralised water retention measures implemented in the sectors of forestry, agriculture and in residential areas. Within this scope new instruments have to be elaborated and introduced, such as GIS-based systems and systems for the evaluation of economic consequences and eco-efficiency of flood damage precaution measures associated with land-use. These are extremely significant for improving information management, the prevention of advice to the general public and for the acceptance of flood precaution measures. The conference intends to promote scientific exchange between specialists working on all areas concerning integrated catchment management. This includes the methodology for identification of catchment types prone to flooding hazards, the control and validation of land-use concepts for decentralised water retention as well as its combination and upscaling procedures up to mesoscale catchments. As catchment management is not only the concern of natural scientists the strategies for enhancing catchment management and the development of decision-support tools will also be important topics of the conference. ***Addenda *1. The articles from page 136 to 161 belong to session 5 *2. Article page 107: Ancient irrigation strategies: land use and hazard mitigation in Ma-´rib, Yemen (New list of authors: Ueli Brunner (a) , Michael Schütz (b), Dana Pietsch (c), Peter Kühn (c), Thomas Scholten (c), Iris Gerlach (d))

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Author:Inga Gellweiler, Stephan Seeling, Andrea Hefczyk, Joachim Hill
Document Type:Conference Proceedings
Date of completion:2007/09/18
Publishing institution:Universität Trier
Corporative Author:Universität Trier, Fachbereich VI, Abteilung Fernerkundung
Release Date:2007/09/18
Tag:Einzugsgebietsmanagement; Hochwasser; vorbeugender Hochwasserschutz
catchment management; flood; hazard mitigation
GND Keyword:Einzugsgebietsmanagement; Hochwasser; vorbeugender Hochwasserschutz
Institutes:Fachbereich 6 / Raum- und Umweltwissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 55 Geowissenschaften, Geologie / 550 Geowissenschaften

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