K. Theoulakis, Production of flood hazard and flood risk maps based on the EU Directive 2007/60, Postgraduate Thesis, 154 pages, Athens, July 2010.
The thesis aims at the production flood hazard maps and flood risk maps based on the EU directive 2007/60/EC on the assessment and management of flood risks. The first chapter deals with the basic terms used in the directive, the Greek translation of the directive and the confusion of these terms when describing the flood.
The second is an attempt to clarify the basic principles of the European Environmental Committee that the directive is grounded on and how these principles are applied in flood risk assessment and management. An internet research was conducted on the produced flood maps from the members of the European Union and the way each state applied the basic instructions of the directive. The main source of these maps was Excimap’s “Atlas of flood maps”. The best examples were selected and combined in an attempt to produce a complete flood hazard map and a complete flood risk map as the directive requires.
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