Minimising the cascading effects of flooding through property-level flood adaptation

Jamie Brown, Gayan Wedawatta

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Abstract

Significant numbers of homes within the UK remain at risk of flooding despite significant investment on community=level flood protection schemes. Although community level flood protection schemes are the first line of defence for mitigating flood risk, not all properties are protectable. Property-Level Flood Protection (PLFP) provides those unprotected homeowners with an approach for protecting their homes from flooding. Although the level of take-up of such measures seems to have increased over the years, significant barriers still seem to exist preventing wider adoption. Government incentives have been identified as an effective method of encouraging property owners to adapt their properties and introduce flood resilience and resistance measures to their properties. The study seeks to discuss how such incentives have contributed towards property-level flood resilience and resistance measures being introduced by property-owners. Community perception of incentives and the likelihood of adapting if suitable incentives are available will also be investigated. An exploratory case study was undertaken to this end by conducting a survey of flood victims and at-risk residents in Worcestershire.
Original languageEnglish
Pages9-14
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015
Event11th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction: Special Themed Session: Cities, Infrastructure and Cascading Natural Disasters - University of Seoul, Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Duration: 27 Aug 201529 Aug 2015

Conference

Conference11th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction
Abbreviated titleI3R2
CountryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
CitySeoul
Period27/08/1529/08/15

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Working paper on incentivising property-level flood adaptation

Keywords

  • adaptation
  • Flood risk
  • incentives
  • insurance
  • property

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Brown, J., & Wedawatta, G. (2015). Minimising the cascading effects of flooding through property-level flood adaptation. 9-14. Paper presented at 11th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction, Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of.
Brown, Jamie ; Wedawatta, Gayan. / Minimising the cascading effects of flooding through property-level flood adaptation. Paper presented at 11th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction, Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of.6 p.
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Brown J, Wedawatta G. Minimising the cascading effects of flooding through property-level flood adaptation. 2015. Paper presented at 11th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction, Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of.