International Levee Handbook (C731)

Levees, otherwise known as flood embankments or dikes, are a vital part of modern flood risk management. Many towns and cities would be uninhabitable without them. It is estimated that there are several hundreds of thousands of kilometres of levees in Europe and the USA alone. The International Levee Handbook (ILH) offers international good practice on levees based on current knowledge and experience from six countries in one single, comprehensive handbook. This 1350 page handbook provides a guide to the evaluation, design, implementation, maintenance and management of levees.

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