The online version of the Methodology book can be consulted individually for each relevant section. It may not be the most common way to read the Methodology Book from beginning to end. The logical entry point of the Hand Book is the Use Case Book, which contains examples of certain tasks and applications for a specific area (use cases) on how flood and landslide data is generated and used. The Use Case Book contains many links to the relevant section of the Methodology Book and the Data Management Book, and in practice users are expected to go from link to link back and forth from one book to another, depending on their interest. The book also contains many links to external resources, and users are invited to use these whenever appropriate.

Of course it is also possible to make a print out of the sections of the book, in a pdf , which can be printed on paper, and read by those that don't like to read from a computer screen. To print out a section click on the pdf button on the upper right of the section.

It is our desire to improve the contents of the books based on your feedback. Therefore we hope that you will use the opportunity to provide feedback though the forum part on the main window. 

This "book" is in electronic form, and consists of a number of webpages, that are:

  • Internally linked. Links between the pages allow you to navigate to relevant sections depending on your interest
  • Linked to use cases. The use case book contains examples (use cases) of certain parts of the methodology applied to specific problems in one of the target countries.
  • Linked to data management book. All aspects related to the use of (spatial) data for hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment, and for the applications in spatial planning and critical infrastructure are given provided in the text.
  • Links to external resources are provided when required. Given the level of the methodology book, it is not possible to deal with all topics in an exhaustive manner, and links to detailed documents are provided. 
  • Links to other media. 

Interactive presentations

The  Book contains a large number of interactive presentations, which have been generated using PowerPoint presentation and the interactive tool ISpring Free 7, that converts a PowerPoint file into an interactive web-page. The presentations are opened in a new window. You can navigate through them, using the menu's indicated on the screen, or just by pressing space or with a mouse click. After completion, you close the window and return back to the main chapter.

Links

The online version of the book can be consulted individually for each relevant section. The Book contains many links to the relevant section of the Data Management Book and the Use Case Book, and in practice users are expected to go from link to link back and forth from one book to another, depending on their interest. The book also contains many links to external resources, and users are invited to use these whenever appropriate.

Printing

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

USERS


Methodology Book

Planners

Engineers

GIS experts


1 Introduction


 


 


 


1.1 Objectives of this book


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1.2 How to use this book


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2 Analyzing hazards


 


 


 


2.1 Introduction to hazards


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2.2 Historical events


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2.3 Rainfall analysis


 


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3 Flood hazards


 


 


 


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3.2 Scales of analysis


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3.3 Flash flood modelling


 


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3.4 Fluvial flood modelling


 


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4 Landslide hazards


 


 


 


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4.2 Scales of Analysis


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4.3 Landslide susceptibility at the national scale


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4.4 Landslide hazard at local and site investigation scale


 


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5 Risk assessment


 


 


 


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5.2 Characterization of assets


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5.3 Vulnerability


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5.4 Multi-hazards risk


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5.5 Risk assessment methods


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6 Risk reduction planning


 


 


 

 

6.1 Cost-benefit analysis


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6.2 Spatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation


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7 land use planning


 


 


 


7.1 Spatial planning


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7.2 Comparing legislation and planning frameworks


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7.3 Building control


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7.4 Conclusions


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8 Critical infrastructure


 


 


 


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8.2 Road planning


 


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9 Preparedness planning


 


 


 


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9.2 Early Warning Systems


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9.3 Shelter planning


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10 Requirements for TORs


 


 


 


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10.2 Composition of a TOR


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10.3 Hazard & risk info


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