Institute for Water Resources


Flood Risk Management Program

Documents and Proceedings

  • Étude 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.)
Flood Risk Management Program