Flood Risk Management Program


Documents and Proceedings

  •  Engineering with Nature®: An Atlas
    This book highlights 56 unique and successful projects from around the world.  Of particular importance to flood risk management practitioners in Volume I (2019) are the 30 descriptions of Natural and Nature-Based Features projects.  Volume 2 was issued in 2021.
  • √Čtude de l’OCDE sur la gestion des risques d’inondation: Bassin de la Loire, France 2010
    USACE participated in a 2009 multi-national analysis of flood risk management policies in the Loire River basin, sponsored by the Organization for Economic and Community Development (OECD) and leading to a May 2010 OECD report on best practices and opportunities for improvement.
  • Exploration of Tolerable Risk Guidelines for the USACE Levee Safety Program (pdf, 6 MB)
  • Flood Risk Management Approaches (As Being Practiced in Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States) (pdf, 7 MB)
    This collaborative document reflects contributions from agencies within the four participating nations but is not an official position of any government or international organization. It is organized around a conceptual framework developed to encompass flood risk drivers, risk assessment, and the source-path-receptor concept; the flood risk management cycle with its overarching policies and supporting players and mechanisms; and the adaptive management cycle of maintenance, monitoring, evaluation, and adjustment over time.
  • International Flood Risk Management Approaches: From Theory to Practice
    Policy-oriented discussions were held with approximately 100 people from nearly 20 countries on November 30 and December 1, 2010, in Washington, D.C. The event provided an opportunity for nations to share their progress in development and implementation of flood risk management approaches; learn what others have accomplished internationally (including through international river basin commissions); identify the strengths of these achievements; and highlight areas where partnerships can provide mutual advantage. A summary report of the event, plus presenters' papers and presentations, are available online.
  • Large-scale Floods Report (September 2011, ISSN 0386-5878)
    This book, prepared by the International Center for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) under the auspices of UNESCO together with the International Flood Initiative (IFI), presents 11 reports from around the world analyzing lessons and policy implications abstracted from large-scale events. The book includes chapters from Canada (1997 Red River flood), Germany (2002 Central European flood); the United States (2005 Hurricane Katrina), Myanmar (2008 cyclone), Bangladesh (2007-2009 cyclones), Taiwan (2009 Typhoon Morakot flood), Phillippines (2009 flash flood in Manila), and China (2000-2010.)
  • Multilateral Shared Vision Planning Risk-Informed Pilot on the Tisza River Basin 
    From June 2017 through September 2018, USACE provided technical assistance on Shared Vision Planning (SVP) to JOINTISZA , a partnership of stakeholders in Central Europe’s multinational Tisza River basin, to develop a river basin plan as part of the European Unions (EU) Water Framework Directive. SVP is a collaborative approach to water planning that combines traditional water resources planning, structured participation, and collaborative computer modelling; application of the Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) approach added risk-informed aspects to the SVP process.  As part of the river basin planning process, the JOINTISZA organizers wanted to test the use of the SVP process by conducting a pilot on a subarea of the basin that focuses on flood risk management and considers climate change impacts.