Unflooding Asia: The Green Cities Way

Publication | November 2014

Floods in the past decade have been more frequent and more intense. They have become the result of greater interaction between human society and the natural environment, exacerbated by urbanization and climate change.

This publication illustrates the more recent and unprecedented flood devastations in Bangkok, Beijing, and Manila, and some of the international best practices in urban floodwater management. Following the pillars of “Green Cities Development,” it proposes a holistic approach, combining structural and nonstructural measures and seeking multifunctional solutions, in managing today’s urban floods.

This publication is copublished with IWA Publishing.


  • Flooding in Asia
  • The Green Cities Way of Managing Floodsin Urban Areas
  • Learning from International Best Practices
  • Implementing Green Cities

Additional Details

  • Climate change
  • Environment
  • Urban environmental improvement
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Urban development
  • 80
  • 978-1-78040-615-2 (print)
  • 978-1-78040-616-9 (electronic)

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