Palgrave Studies in Climate Resilient Societies

Building Resilience and Planning for Extreme Water-Related Events

Authors: Sprague, Teresa, Prenger-Berninghoff, Kathrin

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  • Explores 4 case studies for resilient cities
  • Discusses the continued efforts and current status of disaster management relating to water
  • Examines how German and US approaches to resilience could be applied to the developing world
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This book discusses what it means for cities to work toward and achieve resilience in the face of climate change. The content takes an urban planning perspective with a water-related focus, exploring the continued global and local efforts in improving disaster risk management within the water sphere. Chapters examine four cities in the US and Germany - San Francisco, San Diego, Solingen and Wuppertal - as the core case studies of the discussion. The chapters for each case delve into the current status of the cities and issues resilience must overcome, and then explore solutions and key takeaways learned from the implementation of various resilience approaches. The book concludes with a summary of cross-cutting themes, best-practice examples and a reflection on the relevance of the approaches to cases in the wider developing world. 
This book engages both practitioners and scientific audiences alike, particularly those interested in issues addressed by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the recent Water Action Decade 2018-2028 and the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities.

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Teresa Sprague is a water resources planner at Woodard & Curran Inc. in San Francisco, California. After her M.Sc. at the University of Oxford, UK she was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Fellowship from the European Union and completed her PhD in water risk governance at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. 
Kathrin Prenger-Berninghoff is a lecturer and scientific staff of Urban and Regional Planning at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. She is a recipient of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Fellowship from the European Union and completed her PhD in spatial planning at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Resilience and Planning for Extreme Water-Related Events
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Climate Resilient Societies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99744-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99744-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99743-8
Series ISSN
2523-8124
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 183
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations
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