Translating the complexities of flood risk science using KEEPER - a knowledge exchange exploratory tool for professionals in emergency response

Alexander, Meghan and Viavattene, Christophe and Faulkner, Hazel P. and Priest, Sally J. (2014) Translating the complexities of flood risk science using KEEPER - a knowledge exchange exploratory tool for professionals in emergency response. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 7 (3). pp. 205-216. ISSN 1753-318X

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Abstract

Within flood risk management (FRM) decision making, there is a growing interest in participatory approaches to engage and integrate stakeholder expertise. Decision support tools are becoming common features in the FRM ‘toolkit’, yet there is a limited application of participatory methodologies in the construction of such tools. This paper reports on completed FRMRC research (Flood Risk Management Research Consortium, UK http://www.floodrisk.org.uk/) and the construction of a geographic information system-based flood risk assessment tool, KEEPER – a Knowledge Exchange Exploratory tool for Professionals in Emergency Response. An iterative methodology was used to engage emergency professionals throughout the research process, allowing a mixing of scientific and professional expertise in the co-production of KEEPER. KEEPER was both instrumental in facilitating participation and knowledge exchange, and informing recommendations for future tools in practice. This paper argues that participation is both essential for supporting pragmatic flood research and as a means of enhancing communication across traditionally divided communities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Version of Record online: 9 APR 2013
Keywords (uncontrolled): Flood risk - Social vulnerability - GIS - Knowledge exchange - Stakeholder participation - Mapping
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Item ID: 12098
Notes on copyright: Attached Full text: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Alexander, M., Viavattene, C., Faulkner, H. and Priest, S. (2014), Translating the complexities of flood risk science using KEEPER – a knowledge exchange exploratory tool for professionals in emergency response. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 7: 205–216. doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12042, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12042. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html#terms).
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Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 16:46
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 09:50
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12098

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