This book presents climate adaptation and flood risk problems and solutions in coastal cities including an independent investigation of adaptation paths and problems in Rotterdam, New York and Jakarta. The comparison draws out lessons that each city can learn from the others. While the main focus is on coastal flooding, cities are also affected by climate change in other ways, including impacts that occur away from the coast. The New York City Water Supply System, for example, stretches as far as 120 miles upstate, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection has undertaken extensive climate assessment not only for its coastal facilities, but also for its upstate facilities, which will be affected by rising temperatures, droughts, inland flooding and water quality changes. The authors examine key questions, such as: Are current city plans climate proof or do we need to finetune our ongoing investments? Can we develop a flood proof subway system? Can we develop new infrastructure in such a way that it serves flood protection, housing and natural values?
Covering a series of important topics, which are of current research interest and have practical applications, this book examines all aspects of risk analysis and hazard mitigation, ranging from specific assessment of risk to mitigation associated with both natural and anthropogenic hazards. Originally presented at the Fifth International Conference on Computer Simulation in Risk Analysis and Hazard Mitigation, the papers cover topics such as: Risk Mitigation; Estimation of Risk; Hazard Prevention; Management and Control; Data Collection and Analysis; Information Society Technologies in Risk; Man-made Risk; Seismic Hazard; Marine and Maritime Risk; Landslides and Slope Movements; Floods and Droughts; Soil, Water and Air Contamination; Health Issues; Policy and Decision Making; Risk and Sustainability and Operational Issues such as Energy Response; Risk Communication; Risk Perception.
Explore Belgium's most charming cities and towns with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp. With fantastic photography, illustrations and detailed descriptions, this guide is the perfect companion on your trip to Belgium. Looking for things to do travel in Brussels? Visit the Grand Place, home to one of the best European Christmas markets, check out Belgium's comic book heroes, including Tintin, at the Comics Art Museum or relax with a Belgian waffle or glass of lambic beer at one of the city's cosmopolitan cafés. Beyond the capital, explore Bruges, a picture-perfect fairy-tale town; catch-up on what's cool in cultural Antwerp; and marvel at one of northern Europe's greatest treasures, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, in Ghent. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
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The DK Eyewitness Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything city-to-city; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you.