Needed: a systems approach to improve flood risk mitigation through private precautionary measures

Barendrecht, Marlies, Sairam, Nivedita, Cumiskey, Lydia, Metin, A.D, Holz, Friederike, Priest, Sally J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2304-1502 and Kreibich, Heidi (2020) Needed: a systems approach to improve flood risk mitigation through private precautionary measures. Water Security, 11 , 100080. ISSN 2468-3124 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.wasec.2020.100080)

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Abstract

Private precautionary measures play an increasingly important role in flood risk management. The degree to which private precautionary measures mitigate flood risk depends mainly on the type of measure (and how effective it is) and how frequently and successfully it is implemented. These aspects are influenced by a complex interaction of physical and socio-economic processes, which makes the assessment and the prediction of the mitigation of flood risk via private precautionary measures a challenge. This paper provides an overview of factors and processes that influence the implementation and effectiveness of private precaution in mitigating flood risk, underpinning it with highlights from international examples. We recommend private precautionary measures for further use to improve flood risk mitigation, but stress that they need to be considered and implemented through a holistic systems approach to maximize their effectiveness.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Private precautionary measures, Systems approach, Flood risk management
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 31927
Notes on copyright: © 2020. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Depositing User: Sally Priest
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2021 09:09
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2021 04:04
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31927

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