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People at Risk, Strategies for Prevention

  • Author: UN
  • Publication date: November 1997
  • Page count: 104
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 97.III.M.1

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Floods are the most common of natural disasters and cause the greatest number of deaths, yet their danger is often underestimated. This book describes in non-technical terms the causes of floods and the strategies that can be used to mitigate their effects. It focuses on the need for soil and water conservation in the river basin to reduce the size of floods and for controlling the use of the flood plain to reduce their impact. Illustrated with colour photographs and graphics, this book is ideal forboth the general reader as well as for the administrator involved in disaster mitigation.