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A review of structural approach to flood management in coastal megacities of developing nations: current research and future directions

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Flooding is a major environmental problem around the world. The problem is expected to worsen with climate change, particularly in coastal megacities of developing nations (CMDN), where vulnerability to extreme weather events is high and flood management capacity is weak. This systematic literature review focuses on structural approaches to flood management in CMDN as most of these cities rely heavily on them. The review covers the last two decades, being the period 1998–2018. Results reveal key areas of research, which are discussed within two broad categories of focus (1) establishment of new flood control projects and (2) management of existing flood control infrastructure. Several directions are suggested to guide future research efforts. Keywords: coastal; megacities; developing nations; flood management; structural measures.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Ogie, R. I., Adam, C. & Perez, P. (2020). A review of structural approach to flood management in coastal megacities of developing nations: current research and future directions. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 63 (2), 127-147.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85061789497

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smartpapers/270

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 127

End Page


  • 147

Volume


  • 63

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Flooding is a major environmental problem around the world. The problem is expected to worsen with climate change, particularly in coastal megacities of developing nations (CMDN), where vulnerability to extreme weather events is high and flood management capacity is weak. This systematic literature review focuses on structural approaches to flood management in CMDN as most of these cities rely heavily on them. The review covers the last two decades, being the period 1998–2018. Results reveal key areas of research, which are discussed within two broad categories of focus (1) establishment of new flood control projects and (2) management of existing flood control infrastructure. Several directions are suggested to guide future research efforts. Keywords: coastal; megacities; developing nations; flood management; structural measures.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Ogie, R. I., Adam, C. & Perez, P. (2020). A review of structural approach to flood management in coastal megacities of developing nations: current research and future directions. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 63 (2), 127-147.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85061789497

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smartpapers/270

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 127

End Page


  • 147

Volume


  • 63

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom