Flood Risk Management in the People's Republic of China: Learning to Live with Flood Risk

Publication | April 2012

This publication presents a shift in the People's Republic of China from flood control depending on structural measures to integrated flood management using both structural and non-structural measures.

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The core of the new concept of integrated flood management is flood risk management. Flood risk management is based on an analysis of flood hazard, exposure to flood hazard, and vulnerability of people and property to danger. It is recommended that people learn to live with flood risks, gaining and promoting a clear understanding of flood risks, quantifying and modifying the flood hazard, regulating exposure to the hazard, and reducing their vulnerability to danger.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Issues for Flood Management in the People's Republic of China
  • Strategic Framework for Integrated Flood Management
  • Management of Flood Hazard
  • Management of Exposure of People and Assets to Flood Hazard
  • Management of Vulnerability to Danger or Damage
  • Institutional Foundation
  • Planning Structure
  • Environmental and Social Safeguards
  • Flood Management Initiatives in the People's Republic of China
  • Looking to the Future

Additional Details

  • Climate change
  • Environment
  • Water
  • China, People's Republic of
  • RPT114194
  • 978-92-9092-530-9 (Print)
  • 978-92-9092-531-6 (Web)

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