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WaTer The ILH is written to help a technically competent practitioner with a broad (but not necessarily expert) knowledge of the field to arrive at the best approach for a particular levee or levee system. The ILH aims to provide information to support decision making rather than to direct it. The ILH will also seek to provide a client who has a technical background, but no particular specialist knowledge, with sufficient information to understand the main issues and general procedures likely to be followed by an experienced practitioner. Also, the ILH provides some useful information for constructors (or other organisations) that may be advising the manager or designer, carrying out maintenance, or carrying out new Remedial works for levees on river Isère, France, courtesy of ADIDR construction work. Who is behind the ILH? Who should read the ILH? The authorship team realised that there The ILH has been written to address two Pre-release offer was the need to support the production of major viewpoints that of: a single reference source on good practice the manager of the operating authority’s £240 members in the management and design of levees, physical structures who has the overall £325 non members drawing on the skills found across Europe task of owning, maintaining, upgrading, Usual price £275 /£375 and in the USA. The ILH has been written adding to and disposing of its stock of by a core team of experts and practitioners flood or coastal levees Visit: www.ciria.org /service /C731 from the full range of relevant disciplines Offer ends 26 August 2013. the designer who will tend to focus on drawn from all of the partner countries. It is the need for design and implementation based on more than five years work by an of improvements and new works. international team of experts supported by Potential users of the ILH include an international peer review process. planners, developers, structure owners, What does the ILH contain? engineers, risk analysts, designers,asset managers, regulatory bodies, It has four sections, broken down into constructors, emergency planners and ten chapters covering the areas of responders, environmental organisations, fundamentals, managing levees, the educational institutions and the public. toolbox and making changes. In those four sections, the ILH covers: the operation, maintenance and assessment of existing riverine, coastal and estuarine flood protection levees (possibly for new or changed performance requirements) emergency management their adaptation or replacement (including new levees), with management interventions ranging from major construction projects through to routine maintenance by the involved authorities’ own work force. The ILH takes a risk, performance and systems-based approach, based on performance objectives or standards covering: primary functions, eg flood management and coastal defence secondary functions, eg environmental, amenity, health and safety, access. 26


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