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Social acceptability of flood management strategies under climate change using contingent valuation method (CVM)

Maghsood, Fatemeh Fadia LU ; Moradi, Hamidreza ; Berndtsson, Ronny LU ; Panahi, Mostafa ; Daneshi, Alireza ; Hashemi, Hossein LU and Bavani, Ali Reza Massah (2019) In Sustainability (Switzerland) 11(18).
Abstract

Floods are natural hazards with serious impact on many aspects of human life. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that climate change already has significant impact on magnitude and frequency of flood events worldwide. Thus, it is suggested to adopt strategies to manage damage impacts of climate change. For this, involving the local community in the decision-making process, as well as experts and decision-makers, is essential. We focused on assessing the social acceptability of flood management strategies under climate change through a socio-hydrological approach using the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM). For this purpose as well, hydro-climate modelling and the Analytical Network Process (ANP) were used.... (More)

Floods are natural hazards with serious impact on many aspects of human life. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that climate change already has significant impact on magnitude and frequency of flood events worldwide. Thus, it is suggested to adopt strategies to manage damage impacts of climate change. For this, involving the local community in the decision-making process, as well as experts and decision-makers, is essential. We focused on assessing the social acceptability of flood management strategies under climate change through a socio-hydrological approach using the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM). For this purpose as well, hydro-climate modelling and the Analytical Network Process (ANP) were used. Among twelve investigated flood management strategies, "river restoration", "agricultural management and planning", and "watershed management" were the publicly most accepted strategies. Assessment of the social acceptability of these three strategies was carried out by use of the CVM and Willingness to Pay (WTP) methodology. Generally, 50%, 38%, and 18% were willing to pay and 44%, 48%, and 52% were willing to contribute flood management strategy in zones 1, 2, and 3, respectively. Overall, peoples' WTP for flood management strategies decreased with increasing distance from the river. Among different investigated dependent variables, household income had the highest influence on WTP.

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Analytical Network Process, Contingent valuation method, Flood management, Social acceptability, WTP
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Sustainability (Switzerland)
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5053
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MDPI AG
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2071-1050
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10.3390/su11185053
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  abstract     = {<p>Floods are natural hazards with serious impact on many aspects of human life. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that climate change already has significant impact on magnitude and frequency of flood events worldwide. Thus, it is suggested to adopt strategies to manage damage impacts of climate change. For this, involving the local community in the decision-making process, as well as experts and decision-makers, is essential. We focused on assessing the social acceptability of flood management strategies under climate change through a socio-hydrological approach using the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM). For this purpose as well, hydro-climate modelling and the Analytical Network Process (ANP) were used. Among twelve investigated flood management strategies, "river restoration", "agricultural management and planning", and "watershed management" were the publicly most accepted strategies. Assessment of the social acceptability of these three strategies was carried out by use of the CVM and Willingness to Pay (WTP) methodology. Generally, 50%, 38%, and 18% were willing to pay and 44%, 48%, and 52% were willing to contribute flood management strategy in zones 1, 2, and 3, respectively. Overall, peoples' WTP for flood management strategies decreased with increasing distance from the river. Among different investigated dependent variables, household income had the highest influence on WTP.</p>},
  author       = {Maghsood, Fatemeh Fadia and Moradi, Hamidreza and Berndtsson, Ronny and Panahi, Mostafa and Daneshi, Alireza and Hashemi, Hossein and Bavani, Ali Reza Massah},
  issn         = {2071-1050},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {18},
  publisher    = {MDPI AG},
  series       = {Sustainability (Switzerland)},
  title        = {Social acceptability of flood management strategies under climate change using contingent valuation method (CVM)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su11185053},
  doi          = {10.3390/su11185053},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2019},
}