By Eve Gruntfest, John Handmer
This quantity is the court cases of a NATO-sponsored complex learn Institute (ASI) entitled "Coping with Flash Floods" held in Ravello, Italy on 8-17 November 1999. Thirty-five individuals from 9 nations attended the ASI, representing either built (United States, England, Italy, and Mexico) and constructing (Poland, Uganda, Greece, Ukraine, and Slovenia) international locations. contributors from quite a few professions and disciplines have been concerned together with a hydraulics engineering professor from Slovenia, 4 individuals from the Polish Institute of Meteorology and Water administration, and a U. S. Geological Survey learn hydrologist from Puerto Rico. even if the ASI used to be formally composed of academics and scholars, those roles have been blurred as all people shared info and ideas, and discovered from the opposite contributors through the 10 days. one of many highlights of the ASI used to be the collaborative attempt of individuals from varied nations and disciplines. It used to be relatively striking that the 2 engineers from Greece made the main passionate pleas for long-term sustainable suggestions to flash floods. another instance is that whereas there have been in simple terms 3 contributors with social technology backgrounds, many of the techniques specialise in the coverage and societal priorities, greater than the engineering, hydrologic or meteorologic efforts.