Flooding is a major concern to people living in areas at risk from river and coastal flooding. A major flood occurred on the east coast of England and the Netherlands on 31 January - 1 February 1953. The flooding resulted in the death of 307 people and widespread damage but led to the improvement of flood defences in many areas.
Students at GCSE study a range of river features and the processes leading to their formation. They investigate the causes, effects of and responses to flooding and evaluate river management strategies with reference to the principles of sustainable development.
The scenario is set in a small town and is roughly based on things that happen in the area. Students have to collect information about what is happening and then decide what the best decision would be. This requires them to understand a range of flood management techniques and to consider the timescale of the problem and the possible responses.
Learn about and revise the causes and impact of river flooding and river management strategies with BBC Bitesize GCSE Geography.
Human causes of flooding are a result of growing population pressure. Humans impact the interaction between precipitation and the drainage basin response through deforestation, as a result of agricultural development, floodplain drainage, urbanisation and channel management.Deforestation reduces the intercpetion and transpiration feedback resulting in increased quantities and rates of surface.
Geographic inquiry: How physical and human factors exacerbate and mitigate flood risk for different places Hydrograph characteristics (lag time, peak discharge, base flow) and natural influences on hydrographs, including geology and seasonality How urbanization, deforestation and channel modifications affect flood risk within a drainage basin, including its distribution, frequency and.
The global implications of water and carbon management. Global management strategies to protect the carbon cycle as a regulator of the Earth’s climate, including afforestation, wetland restoration, improving agricultural practices and reducing emissions (including carbon trading and international agreements).
As a part of their study of rivers in GCSE Geography students will look at flooding. This is the second of two quizzes on that topic and it looks at both the risk of floods and their management. Flooding is a natural part of the yearly cycle of a river, creating flood plains, levees and various other features.