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Drivers of changing urban flood risk : A framework for action

Berndtsson, Ronny LU ; Becker, Per LU ; Persson, Andreas LU ; Aspegren, Henrik LU ; Haghighatafshar, Salar LU ; Jönsson, Karin LU ; Larsson, Rolf LU ; Mobini, Shifteh LU ; Mottaghi, Misagh LU and Nilsson, Jerry LU , et al. (2019) In Journal of Environmental Management 240(March). p.47-56
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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... (More)

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.

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Climate change, Urban flood management, Urban flood risk
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March
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10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.03.094
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  abstract     = {<p>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.</p>},
  author       = {Berndtsson, Ronny and Becker, Per and Persson, Andreas and Aspegren, Henrik and Haghighatafshar, Salar and Jönsson, Karin and Larsson, Rolf and Mobini, Shifteh and Mottaghi, Misagh and Nilsson, Jerry and Nordström, Jonas and Pilesjö, Petter and Scholz, Miklas and Sternudd, Catharina and Sörensen, Johanna and Tussupova, Kamshat},
  issn         = {0301-4797},
  keyword      = {Climate change,Urban flood management,Urban flood risk},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  number       = {March},
  pages        = {47--56},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Environmental Management},
  title        = {Drivers of changing urban flood risk : A framework for action},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.03.094},
  volume       = {240},
  year         = {2019},
}