The risk management policy introduced since Cyclone Xynthia in February 2010 has highlighted the need to re-think French risk management policy and its climate change adaptation plan.This collective work analyses the recent natural disasters, especially Xynthia, and makes a few suggestions for an integrated risk management policy.
December 2004, tsunami in Sumatra, January 2010, earthquake in Haiti, March 2011, earthquake in Tohoku and tsunami in Fukushima - all human dramas that remind us constantly that forecasting earthquakes and tsunamis is still a complex and difficult science.This simple, concise book is an introduction to the broad elementary notions of earthquakes and an inventory on their forecasting.
Torrential erosion is a natural phenomenon with worrying (or dramatic) consequences in many regions of the world. It can perhaps be controlled by biological engineering. Based on a precise diagnosis of the environmental conditions, this is the first practical and strategic guide to biological engineering in France, adapted to the torrential context.
How can the most common to the most extreme rain be estimated at all points in a territory? How can the rain hazard be taken into account in regional development in terms of flood risk?
The book attempts to describe and understand the practice of fire by the Cévenol breeders. It studies the relationship between breeders and other local players (fire brigade, managers) around one practice - pastoral fire.
How can we prevent biological invasions? How can we assess the risk they represent? What can be done to control current invasions? Questions deciphered here under biological, sociological and economic approaches.
This work starts by describing the coastal erosion phenomena and then offers support for decision-making and action initiatives to manage the shoreline. It describes the potential solutions and technical possibilities.
In France, there are some 120 high-altitude reservoirs constructed fundamentally in the Alps and Pyrenees. However, what risks and impacts have emerged since the first reservoirs were built ten years ago?