Title:Floods and Droughts: The
New Zealand Experience Edited by: M.
Paul Mosley and Charles P. Pearson for the New Zealand Hydrological
Society Specifications: Soft Cover, 206 pp
ISBN 13: 978-0-473-04735-1
ISBN 10: 0-473-04735-7
Price: US $50 Cat No: FDNZ
Floods and Droughts: the New Zealand Experience
summarizes the wealth of observation and analysis of floods and droughts in
New Zealand. Chapters are contributed by 20 hydrological scientists and water
resources professionals, who have worked on many different aspects of floods
and droughts. Some chapters present observations of historically significant
floods and droughts, and review different approaches to their analysis. Other
chapters consider the cause-and-effect relationships between floods and droughts,
land use changes, instream uses such as ecosystem maintenance, erosion and sedimentation
processes, and the behaviour of groundwater resources. A final pair of chapters
focuses on approaches to management of floods and droughts that are being developed
in the country, and discuss four specific case studies.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1. INTRODUCTION
1. Introduction: hydrological extremes and climate in New Zealand -- Paul
Mosley and Charles Pearson.
2. Hydrological processes of extreme events -- Richard Ibbitt, Ross Woods
and Alistair McKerchar.
3. Historic floods and droughts in New Zealand -- John Waugh, Horace Freestone
and Darryl Lew.
SECTION 2: ANALYSIS AND ESTIMATION OF EXTREME EVENTS
4. Analysis and estimation of extreme events: deterministic methods -- Alistair
McKerchar, Richard Ibbitt, and Ross Woods.
5. Stochastic methods -- Charles Pearson and Tim Davies.
6. Effects of land use on floods and low flows -- Lindsay Rowe, Barry Fahey,
Rick Jackson and Maurice Duncan.
7. Environmental effects of extreme flows -- Ian Jowett.
8. Erosion and sedimentation in extreme events -- Murray Hicks and Tim
9. Hydrological extremes and the groundwater system -- Paul White.
SECTION 3: MANAGEMENT
10. Principles of managing extreme events -- George Griffiths and Peter
11. Floods and droughts: case studies -- Andrew Fenemor.