WIT Press


Household Behaviour In Installing Property-level Flood Adaptations: A Literature Review

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC130431

Volume

179

Pages

12

Page Range

511 - 522

Published

2013

Size

98 kb

Author(s)

G. Everett & J. Lamond

Abstract

The research presents a brief overview of the published literature concerning household behaviour with regard to installing flood protection measures in the UK; people’s desire and their ability to act are considered, before looking at the literature around public perceptions of arguably more sustainable, ‘blue-green’ approaches to flood-risk management. Interesting contrasts are found in these two different forms of adaptations to address flood risk (‘structural’ and ‘sustainable’); however it is demonstrated that a paucity of research exists in this area, particularly around medium- to longer-term behavioural adaptations to sustainable approaches, and so suggestions are made for further research to help develop our understanding. Keywords: floods, flood risk management (FRM), sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), sustainable, blue-green, knowledge co-construction.

Keywords

Keywords: floods, flood risk management (FRM), sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), sustainable, blue-green, knowledge co-construction.