Flood risk management and ‘fairness’: aspirations and reality

Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C. and Priest, Sally J. and King, Diana (2016) Flood risk management and ‘fairness’: aspirations and reality. In: FLOODrisk 2016 - 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management, 17-21 Oct 2016, Lyon, France.

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Abstract

Flood risk management in United Kingdom has been going through a process of rapid change in the last decade or so, no doubt spurred on by a series of very serious floods since the year 2000. These changes affect flood defence and non-structural flood risk management measures alike, and involve a degree of devolution from central government to local communities and regional organisations, as central government seeks to shed responsibilities for policy implementation. This paper discusses three case studies concerning flood defence, property level protection, approaches to social justice. The results show a different pattern in each area, with flood defence moving somewhat towards a Rawlsian approach, but flood insurance and property level protection showing signs of both inefficiency and poor penetration, respectively, particularly with regard to low income residents, especially those in social housing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper published in: E3S Web Conf. Volume 7, 2016, 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk 2016), Article Number 24001
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 21237
Notes on copyright: © The Authors, published by EDP Sciences. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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Depositing User: Sally Priest
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 15:10
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 23:09
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21237

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