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About The Book
The cost of ever more freguent floods, landslides and erosion on coastal and fluvial structures is considerable. Through more detailed consideration of the risks and their acceptability, the engineering community could make a 5% saving in the whole-life costs of coastal and fluvial engineering projects, amounting to ?250 million annually in the UK alone.This book sets out to provide clear guidance on the process of setting acceptable risk levels. It illustrates the importance of involving all stakeholders in the setting of acceptable risk levels and throughout the deisgn process. Divided into two parts it presents a layered approach to risk assessment that considers the overall project, and how it evolves as the project develops, then focuses on the actual risk levels accepted for a particular engineering option.With detailed case study analyses, this publication is a must-buy for clients, project funders, consulting engineers and all others interested in coastal and fluvial engineering.