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NHESS | Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1319–1328, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1319-2019
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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1319–1328, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1319-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Review article 05 Jul 2019

Review article | 05 Jul 2019

Flood risk in a range of spatial perspectives – from global to local scales

Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz et al.
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Considering flood risk composed of hazard, exposure, and vulnerability from global to local scales, this paper reviews and presents increasing observed flood losses and projections of flood hazard and losses. We acknowledge existence of multiple driving factors and of considerable uncertainty, in particular with regards to projections for the future. Finally, this paper analyses options for flood risk reduction from a global framework to regional and local scales.
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