Consequences & Management Of Urbanization Impacts
- Flood damage risks
- Degraded water quality issues
- Socio-economic "externalities"
- Social costs
- Land use planning methodologies
- crisis management
- systems analysis
- Landscape-based planning
Course Reader reading:
- "Natural" disaster damage report- this .pdf file has 2 pages.
Related web links:
- Socio-economic problems of urbanization
- Floods and land use planning in the Central Valley, CA
- Anatomy of a levee failure in the Central Valley, CA, part 1
- Anatomy of a levee failure in the Central Valley, CA, part 2
Video Podcast: Socioeconomic Consequences Of Urbanization Impacts on Hydrology
This 41-minute presentation explains that "natural disasters" are hardly natural at all, but often the direct result of human intervention in to the landscape. For example, under natural conditions a particular rainstorm might only yield an in-channel flow, but after 50% urbanization of the watershed the runoff peak magnitude could be 10-20 times larger, causing water to spill out of the channel and damage property.
- 640 x 480 (480p) format that balances speed and quality. (610 MB file)
- 1920 x 1280 (HD) format that provides larges size and best quality. (3.6 GB file)
YouTube Video: A Guide for Field Identification of Bankfull Stage in the Western United States
This 30-minute presentation introduces the basic concept of "bankfull discharge" and explains how you can identify it on-site at a river. Although this is not explicitly "urban", it relates to the concept of a flood, because one has to know when water has spilled out of a channel before one can say there is a flood. That means one has to know the dimensions of a channel and this video explains how you figure that out.