1st Edition

Handbook of Flood Risk Management and Community Action An International Perspective

    262 Pages 64 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Recurring and worsening flood incidence around the world has necessitated the understanding and strengthening of community-based flood risk management from an international perspective.

    This handbook emphasises the need for community action as part of an integrated flood risk management approach, highlighting case studies that have received recognition and made positive impacts, resulting in resilience-enhancing actions which can improve global community understanding.

    The content has been arranged such that it covers flood risk management approaches in the three main interfaces of before, during and after the flood event. Experts writing on case studies from Africa, Oceania, Europe, Asia and the Americas come together to present lessons from regional and continental experiences that will be useful in providing an understanding of the nature and effectiveness of the human-centred approach. The successful implementation of local and scientific knowledge as complementary measures is also highlighted in a systematic review on the use of technologies for flood risk reduction. This interesting and diverse range of contributions seeks to showcase opportunities for cross-cultural knowledge transfer and uptake in the field of flood risk management.

    This handbook is essential reading for researchers, policy makers and leaders involved in flood and disaster management in the built environment, risk assessment, environmental and civil/construction engineering and community action planning.

    1. Handbook of flood risk management and community action: An international perspective
    Divine Kwaku Ahadzie, David Proverbs, Robby Soetanto and Victor Oladokun
    2. Co-production of knowledge for flood risk management: Case study of multiple stakeholders at Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
    Nurul Zainab Binti Along and Iftekhar Ahmed
    3. Local knowledge’s roles for nature-based solutions as flood risk management: Pangpang Bay, Indonesia 
    Saut Sagala, Danang Azhari, Medhiansyah Putra, Belia Ega Avila and Indah Salsabiela
    4. Preserving heritage, historical artefacts and culture for social resilience and tourism amid flood disasters: A case study of Morten Village of Sungai Melaka, Malaysia
    Zerafinas Abu Hassan, Farah Shahrin, Chukwudi Ogunna and George FodenAnne
    5. Managing emergencies – failure and success: Lessons from a village in the Czech Republic 
    Mohan Bera
    6. Drivers, services gaps and improving disaster management for displaced people: A case study of prolonged displacement following the 2022 floods in Lismore, Australia 
    Anastasia Mortimer, Temitope Egbelakin and Willy Sher
    7. Capturing the effectiveness of early warning and sustainable community-based early action interventions for disaster risk reduction in Bangladesh: An analysis from flood-prone areas
    Muhammad Abdur Rahaman and Zereen Saba
    8. Emergency animal-safe facilities assessment to enable livestock evacuation during disasters in Australia 
    Sandra Carrasco,  Temitope Egbelakin  and Olabode Ogunmakinde
    9. Home owner/occupant property flood protection: An appraisal of the options and opportunities used to mitigate and minimise impacts 
    Fiona Gleed, Colin A. Booth, Quésia D. Silva, Ricardo G. Santana and Silas N. Melo
    10. The prevention policy and experiences of flood resilience in Brazil 
    Francisco Henrique de Oliveira, Guilherme Linheira, Regina Panceri, Renan Furlan de Oliveira, and Victor Luis Padilha
    11. Building resilience through community-based flood risk management: Pathway and reflections 
    Irene-Nora Dinye, Henry Mensah, Eric Kwame Simpeh and Rudith Sylvana King
    12. Flood Insurance uptake in Nigeria; building resilience by promoting a culture of risk protection. 
    Adaku Echendu
    13. Community flood insurance in Ghana; individual and institutional diffusion of uptake 
    Sandra Serwaa Boateng, Solomon Asamoah and Divine Kwaku Ahadzie
    14. Technology-mediated flood risk management tools: A review of smart and mobile applications 
    Eric K. Simpeh, Henry Mensah, Rudith S. King, John J. Smallwood and Athenkosi Sogaxa
    15. River naturalisation and load sediment detection sensor for community-based flood risk management in Indonesia 
    Rian Mantasa Salve Prastica, Zulis Erwanto, Data Iranata, Mahendra Andiek Maulana, Tabrizy Azkiyan Nafil and Muhammad Sulaiman
    16. Towards flood resilient supply chain systems: A facility location model for flood prone communities  
     K.I. Abisoye, O.A.  Adebimpe and V.O. Oladokun
    17. Conclusion and final remarks 
    Divine Kwaku Ahadzie, David Proverbs, Robby Soetanto and Victor Oladokun


    Professor Divine Kwaku Ahadzie is an experienced award-winning researcher in Construction and Human Settlement Development. He is the Head of the Centre for Settlements Studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana with a demonstrated history of working in construction, housing and disaster risk reduction.

    Professor David Proverbs is Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He has over 25 years of experience in higher education and has held strategic leadership roles in three modern universities where he has championed student learning as a research-driven, curriculum active and enterprising academic.

    Robby Soetanto is Reader in Construction Innovation Management and Programme Leader of Construction Engineering Management in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, UK.

    Victor Oluwasina Oladokun is a Professor of Industrial and Production Engineering at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, a Senior Fulbright Scholar and a Commonwealth Academic Fellow.