Developing a process for stakeholder participation in flood risk mapping

Priest, Sally J. ORCID logoORCID:, Pardoe, Joanna, McCarthy, Simon ORCID logoORCID:, Meyer, Volker, Kuhlicke, Christian and Luther, Jochen (2012) Developing a process for stakeholder participation in flood risk mapping. In: Comprehensive Flood Risk Management: Research for policy and practice. Klijn, Frans and Schweckendiek, Timo, eds. CRC Press - Taylor and Francis Group, London, pp. 185-186. ISBN 9780415621441. [Book Section]


Flood maps have been widely used as tools for communicating to both flood professionals and the public about flood risk. Actively engaging end-users within the process of flood map production and updates may be used to overcome many of the recognised barriers associated with the mapping, presentation and communication of risk-related information. Furthermore engagement enhances the effectiveness and communicative power of flood maps. The work draws on European case studies where participatory workshops have been conducted with both flood professionals and the ‘at-risk’ public. Findings indicated that adopting a participatory approach within a process of flood mapping enabled participants to input into the production of the maps, but also express preferences for how flood risk is visualised and conveyed. However, it was clear that the procedure, focus and outcomes of participation varied depending upon stakeholders involved and the overall aim of the participatory process.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is a paper from a conference proceedings. FloodRISK 2012, Rotterdam, November 2012.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Item ID: 13958
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Depositing User: Sally Priest
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 10:43
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 14:53

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