1st Edition

Flood Risk and Community Resilience An Interdisciplinary Approach

By Lindsey Jo McEwen Copyright 2024
    376 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    376 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book details the impact of flooding on our environment, and the ways in which communities, and those that work with them, can act to manage the associated risks.

    Flooding is an increasingly significant environmental hazard which inflicts major costs to the economies and livelihoods of developed countries. This book explores how local communities can identify, manage, and adapt to the ever-increasing damage flooding causes. Focusing on the future role of local communities, the benefits and challenges of their involvement, and the potential areas of transformation, this book provides insights into the efficacy of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary working. Alongside research into similar environmental hazards, this book also draws upon the author’s own knowledge of flood risk management in distinctive non-contiguous interdisciplinary settings. The chapters draw together a different and distinctive set of interdisciplinary themes in flood risk management and social resilience. In doing so, it strives to communicate the different ways of thinking that can usefully contribute to flood risk management.

    This book would be ideal for those researching flood risk management, alongside scholars and non-scholars alike who are interested in finding ways of adapting to environmental hazards working with local communities.

    Chapter 1          Interdisciplinary explorations in communities and their resilience to changing flood risk: an introduction


    Chapter 2          Different flood types and diverse communities: interactions, impacts and management at local level


    Chapter 3          Flood hazard perception, awareness, and action: from individual to community?


    Chapter 4          Different flood knowledges: conflict or integration?


    Chapter 5          Linking flood heritage and local community resilience


    Chapter 6          Communicating flood science for community resilience


    Chapter 7          Flood management strategies and their relation to community awareness and action


    Chapter 8          Community participation and agency in local flood risk management


    Chapter 9          Community learning for flood resilience: strategies and pitfalls


    Chapter 10       Community resilience to flood risk: futures, challenges and opportunities


    Lindsey Jo McEwen is Professor of Environmental Management and Director of the Centre for Water, Communities and Resilience at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.