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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