At present time, the deepening of our understanding about the nature of extreme and catastrophic natural and man-induced events, in particular hydrologic ones, becomes very topical. This book addresses the development of advanced methods for the prediction, the estimation of occurrence probabilities and the risk related to extreme hydrological events. Reduction of the vulnerability of social, economic, and engineering systems to extreme hydrologic events and the decrease of their effects on such systems is also being discussed in this book.
Dealing with these problems needs further refining existing tools for prediction and forecasting of extreme events. It can be done essentially through revealing mechanisms of their generation and with use of new approaches and methodologies in related branches of statistical- and physics based hydrology.
The following topics are considered in this book:
1) Basin case studies on extreme hydrological events
2) Probabilistic estimation in flood studies
3) Ice-induced floods
4) River low flows, climatic conditions and environmental issues
5) Risk assessment and management for floods, low water events, and damage vulnerability issues