The Role of Natural Functions in Shaping Community Resiliency to Floods Chapter uri icon


  • This chapter will examine the degree to which natural features of the landscape can support community-level resiliency with respect to flooding and flood impacts. First, specific features of the physical environment will be evaluated for their role in mitigating the adverse impacts of floods. These include, among others, naturally-occurring wetlands, floodplains, soils, topography, and pervious land cover. Empirical and statistical evidence from research conducted by the author will be used to support the concepts presented throughout the chapter. Based on the evidence presented, a series of policy recommendations will be formulated that can enhance a communitys ability to cope with the persistent threat of flooding.

author list (cited authors)

  • Brody, S. D.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Brody, Samuel D

editor list (cited editors)

  • Kapucu, N., & Liou, K. T.

Book Title

  • Disaster and Development

publication date

  • April 2014