Towards evaluation criteria in participatory flood risk management

Maskrey, Shaun A., Priest, Sally J. ORCID: and Mount, Nick J. (2019) Towards evaluation criteria in participatory flood risk management. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 12 (2) , e12462. pp. 1-14. ISSN 1753-318X (doi:10.1111/jfr3.12462)

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Flood risk consists of complex and dynamic problems, whose management calls for innovative ways of engaging with a wide range of local stakeholders, many of whom lack the technical expertise to engage with traditional flood risk management practices. Participatory approaches offer potential for involving these stakeholders in decision-making, yet limited advice is available to users in choosing which techniques to employ and what they might expect them to deliver. Assessing the effectiveness of participatory approaches in local flood risk management is a critical step towards better understanding how community resilience is built. This paper presents a framework for evaluating participatory approaches to flood risk management that covers four evaluation elements (context, process, substantive and social outcomes). Practical success criteria are provided for evaluation, with references indicating where further advice and guidance can be sought. Criteria are tailored to the requirements of flood risk management, and aim to be sufficiently flexible for the framework to be easily transferable.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 24278
Notes on copyright: Final accepted version: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Maskrey SA, Priest S, Mount NJ. Towards evaluation criteria in participatory flood risk management. J Flood Risk Management. 2018;e12462., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 16:33
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