uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Adaptation to flood risk: results of international paired flood event studies
Section 5.4 Hydrology, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL. Centre of Natural hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS), Uppsala, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8180-4996
Section 5.4 Hydrology, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany.
Department of Water and Climate Risk, Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Show others and affiliations
2017 (English)In: Earth's Future, ISSN 1384-5160, E-ISSN 2328-4277, Vol. 5, no 10, p. 953-965Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As flood impacts are increasing in large parts of the world, understanding the primary drivers of changes in risk is essential for effective adaptation. To gain more knowledge on the basis of empirical case studies, we analyze eight paired floods, i.e. consecutive flood events that occurred in the same region, with the second flood causing significantly lower damage. These success stories of risk reduction were selected across different socio-economic and hydro-climatic contexts. The potential of societies to adapt is uncovered by describing triggered societal changes, as well as formal measures and spontaneous processes that reduced flood risk. This novel approach has the potential to build the basis for an international data collection and analysis effort to better understand and attribute changes in risk due to hydrological extremes in the framework of the IAHSs Panta Rhei initiative. Across all case studies, we find that lower damage caused by the second event was mainly due to significant reductions in vulnerability, e.g. via raised risk awareness, preparedness and improvements of organizational emergency management. Thus, vulnerability reduction plays an essential role for successful adaptation. Our work shows that there is a high potential to adapt, but there remains the challenge to stimulate measures that reduce vulnerability and risk in periods in which extreme events do not occur.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 5, no 10, p. 953-965
Keywords [en]
flooding, vulnerability, adaptation, global environmental change
National Category
Oceanography, Hydrology and Water Resources
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-329388DOI: 10.1002/2017EF000606ISI: 000415124900002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-329388DiVA, id: diva2:1141249
Projects
Panta Rhei Working Group “Changes in flood risk”Available from: 2017-09-14 Created: 2017-09-14 Last updated: 2018-02-23Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(8436 kB)42 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 8436 kBChecksum SHA-512
b23eb990883e5f10b601903ceccdcd0db5c9d2ffc32045876759346a2bf4a0d1d97a979b1ece0a01f31c852fc345975b903248f5e4db34ad71d91271d3e99a15
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Di Baldassarre, GiulianoMård, Johanna

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Di Baldassarre, GiulianoMård, Johanna
By organisation
LUVAL
In the same journal
Earth's Future
Oceanography, Hydrology and Water Resources

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 42 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 919 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf