Socio-hydrology : conceptualising human-flood interactions

  title={Socio-hydrology : conceptualising human-flood interactions},
  author={Giuliano Di Baldassarre and Alberto Viglione and Gemma Carr and Linda Kuil and Jos{\'e} L Salinas and G{\"u}nter Bl{\"o}schl},
Over history, humankind has tended to settle near streams because of the role of rivers as transportation corridors and the fertility of riparian areas. However, human settlements in floodplains have been threatened by the risk of flooding. Possible responses have been to resettle away and/or modify the river system by building flood control structures. This has led to a complex web of interactions and feedback mechanisms between hydrological and social processes in settled floodplains. This… CONTINUE READING
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