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Increased concern about river environments has led to river improvements that conserve the natural environment. 5) New LPHC type flood risks: The interaction of the changes in flood risk components has increased LPHC type flood risk in urban areas. This is the most important issue to be solved. However, few measures are currently available to reduce this type of flood risk. Not only must the embankments be strengthened to prevent failure, the powerful but limited LFCS approach must be augmented with a comprehensive and integrated flood risk management system that takes into consideration the process and structure of flooding while promoting various measures to reduce flooding, vulnerability, and damage.

2 Exposure management 1) Reducing vulnerability to flood risk As mentioned above, the quality and quantity of damage caused by flooding has changed as a result of urbanization and more intensive land use. The potential for damage has increased along with the possibility of catastrophic damage from unexpected scale of flooding. New types of flood damage have also emerged. Few existing measures can reduce the vulnerability of the floodplains, and these measures are not effectively regulated in flood-prone areas.

41 42 Kami Seo Such changes have provided the chance to reconsider the national policy of flood-risk mitigation. Integrated risk management aims for lower risks and lower non-marketable costs within a limited budget. Current risk mitigations are planned separately by kinds of hazard, by mitigation measures, and by organization. Consequently, if the total risk is reduced in the proper costs is not clear. Unclear risk-cost balance makes it difficult to reach national agreement as to what can be defined as a “sufficient level of safety” for our society.

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