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L'eau en péril ?

Water at Risk?

A resource to constantly be preserved


V. Andréassian, D. Lefèvre

Edition 2016

Without water there would be no life on Earth. However, between excess and shortage, droughts and floods, against a backdrop of climate change, the water issue has become a major challenge for the 20th century. Can we continue to consume water at this pace? Will we have to reduce our daily water consumption to preserve this precious resource? How will we manage the risks associated with water and the conflicts they may cause. In a style as clear as spring water, this work gives us the essentials needed to better harness this vital resource.


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Quelles rivieres pour demain ?

Which Rivers for Tomorrow?

Thoughts on the Ecology and Restoration of Water Courses


C. Lévêque

Edition 2016

This book explores all aspects of man’s relations with rivers, from the legal status of water courses to the notion of “good ecological state”, via their animal population, the exploitation of their resources, the aquatic landscapes, the policies of large river cities and the imaginary world of running water. Of the view that the environment serves humanity, not the reverse, the author also wonders about the relevance of the concept of ecological “restoration”.


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Les risques naturels en montagne

Natural Mountain Hazards


D. Richard, F. Naaim-Bouvet

Edition 2015

Avalanches, glacial-related hazards, floods and mudslides, slope failure and falling rock are experienced by all mountaineers. Economic development based on tourism increases exposure to hazards; the catastrophe of the Grand-Bornand campground and its 23 victims being a case in point. This reference work, targeting professionals and decision-makers, but also the general public, explains these phenomena and explores protection techniques.


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Remarkable Floods in France

Remarkable Floods in France

2011 Inventory for the Floods Directive


M. Lang, D. Cœur

Edition 2014

This book summarises remarkable floods listed in France in 2011 to make the application of the European Floods Directive. It offers information on about 175 floods and covers more than two hundred years, from 1770 to 2011, with over half the events since 1980. It thus supplements the previous national summary by Champion (1858-1864).


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Mountain Torrents and Rivers

Mountain Torrents and Rivers

Dynamics and Planning


D. Richard, G. Degoutte, A. Recking

Edition 2013

This guide describes and explains, with concrete examples, the dynamics and planning principles of mountain rivers and torrents. It takes stock of the major morphodynamic principles, especially sedimentary dynamics, the specific hydrology features of mountain catchment areas and mudslides. Illustrated by concrete applications of different concepts, it is designed for contracting authorities and technicians.


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Spillways on River Dykes

Spillways on River Dykes


G. Degoutte

Edition 2012

A complete overview of the engineered structures built on dykes known as spillways: presentation of different types of spillway and their function in flood management.

This guide addresses the various types of engineered structures on river dykes, their functional aspects, the hydraulics, the river morphology, the civil engineering and flood management.


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Et si le littoral allait jusqu'à la mer !

Et si le littoral allait jusqu'à la mer !

Coastal Policies under the 5th Republic in France


A. Merckelbagh

Edition 2009

A vulnerable and constantly changing area where intensive human activity takes place, the coast must be treated with care. The author analyses public coastal policies taking account of all the dimensions and all the challenges raised by this issue.


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La plaine de grenoble face aux inondations

La plaine de grenoble face aux inondations

Changing Public Policy, from the 17th to the 20th century


D. Cœur

Edition 2008

Using the example of the Grenoble plain and by tracing the history of flooding of the Drac and Isère rivers over four centuries, the author sets out to describe the local and central authorities' commitment to managing these natural events.


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Estimation de la crue centennale pour les plans de prévention des risques d'inondations

Estimation de la crue centennale pour les plans de prévention des risques d'inondations


J. Lavabre, M. Lang

Edition 2007

An essential methodological guide for quality hydrological studies, an inventory of the various probabilistic methods for predetermining flood levels, and examples of applications.


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Surveillance, maintenance and  diagnosis of flood protection dikes

Surveillance, maintenance and diagnosis of flood protection dikes

A practical handbook for owners and operators


P. Royet, P. Mériaux

Edition 2007

This technical handbook is intended for the personnel of companies or organisations involved in the management of dikes designed to provide protection against flooding caused by a rise in river levels. Written for engineers and technicians, its aim is to increase understanding of : how dike systems work, the risks faced, surveillance and maintenance operations.

It also aims to explain the reasons for and describe the work to be done to ensure the long-term future and safety of such structures, given water resource legislation in France. Produced upon the initiative of the French Ministry of the Environment (water resources department), this book was written by Cemagref, under the guidance of, and with contributions from, a working party.


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