publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Advancing Flood Risk Communication and Management through Collaboration and Public Participation

Cheung, Wing;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Flooding has been a pressing problem for communities around the world. The problem is expected to worsen due to climate change and sea level rise. Despite decades of research on risk communication and management, the toll of flooding continues to mount. In order to advance flood management to minimize future damages, there is a need to foster collaboration among research communities, promote the genuine engagement of local stakeholders, and co-develop targeted risk communication and mitigation strategies between experts and non-experts. This dissertation experimented with different participatory approaches, such as household surveys, cognitive mapping, and focus...
Subjects
free text keywords: Public policy, Geography, Environmental studies, Flood Awareness, Flooding, Flood Perception, Natural Hazards, Public Participation, Risk Communication
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