About the book
This book presents the latest research efforts in mitigating flood disaster impact through resilience building and enhancement. These works are based on the premise that water-related disasters can’t be totally prevented. So, the emphasis of these studies is placed on how flood damage can be minimized and the recovery can be facilitated by social-ecological resilience. It aims at a paradigm shift in flood management by promoting explicit consideration of resilience in both policymaking, plan formulation and flood defense systems design as well. It includes easy-to-understand explanations of basic terminologies and concepts, flood impact assessment, resilience index study, various approaches for resilience building and case studies of ecosystem-based disaster reduction through resilience enhancement. It serves as a good reference for students and a guide book for professionals. It may also influence policy and plan makers and the general public by highlighting innovative thinking and new pathways towards achieving sustainable development goals.