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What does CAFM stand for?

CAFM stands for Comprehensive Approaches to Flood Management


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While the seasonal floods are useful, in as much as they deliver topsoil and nutrients to farms (such as in Nile River Valley), the floods of higher magnitudes mostly cause destruction with loss of property and lives. Who can forget the flooding caused by hurricane Katrina in New Orleans (USA) in 2005, devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010, the Japanese Tsunami and the Bangkok floods in 2011 and more recently the floods in Niger, Myanmar and Manila city in Philippines (all in 2012). There are several factors responsible for such catastrophic floods among which climate change and rising sea levels, deforestation, occupation of floodplains by people and exceptional hydro meteorological phenomena are most commonly found reasons. The protection of property and lives after such natural disasters are of crucial importance and this is attempted through both nonstructural and structural interventions. ICID’s Working Group on Comprehensive Approaches to Flood Management.
Flood risk management policy across the European Union is changing, partly in response to the EU Floods Directive and partly because of new scientific approaches and research findings. It involves a move towards comprehensive flood risk management, which...