Drivers of changing urban flood risk: A framework for action

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Abstract

This study focuses on drivers for changing urban flood risk. We suggest a framework for guiding climate change adaptation action concerning flood risk and manageability in cities. The identified key drivers of changing flood hazard and vulnerability are used to provide an overview of each driver's impact on flood risk and manageability at the city level. We find that identified drivers for urban flood risk can be grouped in three different priority areas with different time horizon. The first group has high impact but is manageable at city level. Typical drivers in this group are related to the physical environment such as decreasing permeability and unresponsive engineering. The second group of drivers is represented by public awareness and individual willingness to participate and urbanization and urban sprawl. These drivers may be important and are manageable for the cities and they involve both short-term and long-term measures. The third group of drivers is related to policy and long-term changes. This group is represented by economic growth and increasing values at risk, climate change, and increasing complexity of society. They have all high impact but low manageability. Managing these drivers needs to be done in a longer time perspective, e.g., by developing long-term policies and exchange of ideas.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • North-West University
  • VA Syd
  • Malmö University
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Salford
  • Karaganda State Medical University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Vattenteknik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)47-56
Antal sidor10
TidskriftJournal of Environmental Management
Volym240
Utgåva nummerMarch
StatusPublished - 2019
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

Relaterad forskningsoutput

Salar Haghighatafshar, 2019 sep 16, Lund: Water and Environmental Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering. 133 s.

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Johanna Sörensen, 2018 aug 6, Lund: Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University. 176 s.

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