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United States-Italy Research Workshop on



The workshop participants prepared written material on pre-determined subjects related to the theme of the workshop which were presented during plenary sessions. The abstracts of all papers and oral presentations are shown here in this section. The edited text of the papers prepared for the workshop are shown under the section Full Papers.

Part 1: Learning from the Experience of the Recent Extreme Floods in the U.S. and Europe

1.1 The Great U.S. Flood of 1993
Lee W. Larson
1.2 Learning from the Mississippi Flood of 1993: Impacts, Management Issues and Areas for Research
G.E. Galloway, Jr.
1.3 The November 1994 Flood Event on the Po River: Structural and Non-Structural Measures Against Inundations
E. Marchi, G. Roth, and F. Siccardi
1.4 Hydrometeorological Aspects of the 1994 Flooding in the Upper Po River Basin: Frequency Characteristics and Real Time Predictability
Armando Brath
1.5 Extreme Floods in Greece: The Case of 1994
M. Mimikou and D. Koutsoyiannis
1.6 The 1994 Flood of the Giofyros Basin on the Crete Island: A Case Study of Risk-Based Floodplain Management
J. Ganoulis
1.7 The 1995 Alarming River Discharges in the Netherlands
T.A. Buishand
1.8 Extreme Floods in "the Heart of Europe": The Case of the 1995 Meuse Flood
J. Berlamont
1.9 Hydrometerological and Geomorphological Aspects of the 1994 Extreme Floods in Northeastern Spain
J. Corominas, Enrique Velasco, and Joseph Ma. Montes

Part 2: Hydrometeorology of Extreme Floods

2.1 Hydrometeorological and Remote Sensing Analyses: The Case of Recent Extreme Floods in Northern Italy
P. La Barbera and L. Lanza
2.2 Atmosphere Modeling and Hydrologic Prediction Uncertainty
Fabio Castelli
2.3 Real-time Flood Prediction for Warning and Water Resources Management
K. P. Georgakakos
2.4 Hydrometeorological and Hydraulic Factors and Problems Related to Floods in Arid Regions of Spain
J. B. Marco
2.5 Meteorological and Climatic Factors Affecting Extreme Floods: Prospects for Mesoscale Model Prediction and Satellite Precipitation Monitoring of Terrain-Forced Events
Eric A. Smith, Alberto Mugnai, and Gregory J. Tripoli
2.6 Rainfall and Flow Forecasting Using Weather Radar
R. J. Moore
2.7 Statistical Analysis of the Spatial Variability of Very Extreme Rainfall in the Mediterranean Area
P. Furcolo, P. Villani, and F. Rossi
2.8 Self-similarity as a Physical Basis for Regionalization of Flood Probabilities
Carlo De Michele and Renzo Rosso
2.9 Statistical Factors Related to Extreme Floods
Jose D. Salas

Part 3: Flood Characteristics and Impacts and Consequences of Extreme Floods

3.1 Changes on Floods Characteristics Due to Land Use Changes in a River Basin
G.A. Schultz
3.2 The Dependence of Hydrologic Response on Geomorphologic Characteristics of the Basin
Glenn E. Moglen and Rafael L. Bras
3.3 Environmental Effects of Extreme Floods
John T. Hickey and Jose D. Salas
3.4 Long Term Social and Economic Impacts of Extreme Floods
Eve Gruntfest
3.5 Socio-Economic Impacts and Consequences of Extreme Floods
Evan Vlachos

Part 4: Planning and Management Aspects of Extreme Floods

4.1 Civil Protection Planning and Actions: The Role of the Italian Scientific Community
Lucio Ubertini
4.2 Floodplain Planning and Management for Extreme Floods
Eugene Z. Stakhiv
4.3 Managing Reservoirs for Flood Control
Juan B. Valdes and Juan B. Marco
4.4 Hydraulics and Effectiveness of Levees for Flood Control
Ben Chie Yen
4.5 The National Flood Insurance Program as a Non-Structural Mitigation Measure
Mary Fran Myers
4.6 Factors Related to Flood Warning Response
Denis S. Mileti
4.7 Flood Management of the Transnational Rhine River
J. Wessel