Articles | Volume 22, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2567–2588, 2022

Special issue: Future risk and adaptation in coastal cities

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2567–2588, 2022
Research article
12 Aug 2022
Research article | 12 Aug 2022

Comparison of sustainable flood risk management by four countries – the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the United States, and Japan – and the implications for Asian coastal megacities

Faith Ka Shun Chan et al.

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Sustainable flood risk management (SFRM) has become popular since the 1980s. This study examines the past and present flood management experiences in four developed countries (UK, the Netherlands, USA, and Japan) that have frequently suffered floods. We analysed ways towards SFRM among Asian coastal cities, which are still reliant on a hard-engineering approach that is insufficient to reduce future flood risk. We recommend stakeholders adopt mixed options to undertake SFRM practices.
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