Findings from University of Exeter Provide New Insights into Flood Risk Management (Addressing Social and Institutional Vulnerabilities In the Context of Flood Risk Mitigation): Risk Management – Flood Risk Management
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2022 SEP 21 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Daily News -- Investigators publish new report on Risk Management - Flood Risk Management. According to news reporting from Devon, United Kingdom, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “There are different perspectives of what constitutes disaster risk. Among the ‘hazards’-tradition research, more focus is given to modelling hazards, and less effort is made to understand the vulnerabilities.”
Financial supporters for this research include Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Campina Grande City Council (PMCG), Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES), European Commission.
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Exeter, “Considering vulnerabilities as the inherent characteristics of the place that create the potential to harm, this paper highlights the importance of understanding the vulnerabilities of the place before defining actions for flood risk mitigation (FRM). In this sense, a participatory approach, the Project PLANEJEEE, was developed to understand the social and institutional vulnerabilities of FRM in Campina Grande, Brazil. Data was collected with the collaboration with 199 stakeholders through surveys, workshop and focus groups. The results reflect the analysis of risk perception and coping capacity of communities at risk (n = 172), and the institutional context with the involvement with policymakers and local specialists (n = 27). Although results confirm that individuals faced severe flood risk cases previously, they still need resources for increasing their coping capacity and their own risk protection. Institutional vulnerabilities are shown with the contrast between challenges and actions for FRM.”
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “Findings show that multiple challenges in social and institutional contexts should be systematically addressed to propose actions to reduce flood risk vulnerability, and increase resilience.”
For more information on this research see: Addressing Social and Institutional Vulnerabilities In the Context of Flood Risk Mitigation. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 2022. Journal of Flood Risk Management can be contacted at: Wiley, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - http://www.wiley.com/; Journal of Flood Risk Management - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1753-318X)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Priscila B. R. Alves, University of Exeter, Ctr Water Syst Cws, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include Slobodan Djordjevic and Akbar A. Javadi.
The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12839. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
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