Minimising the Cascading Effects of Flooding through Property-level Flood Adaptation:Working Paper on Incentivising Property-level Flood Adaptation

Brown, Jamie and Wedawatta, Gayan (2015). Minimising the Cascading Effects of Flooding through Property-level Flood Adaptation:Working Paper on Incentivising Property-level Flood Adaptation. IN: Special themed session: Cities, Infrastructure and cascading natural disasters. PRK: University of Salford.

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

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Engineering Systems & Management
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Sustainable environment research group
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Logistics and Systems Institute
Event Title: 11th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction
Event Type: Other
Event Location: University of Seoul
Event Dates: 2015-08-27 - 2015-08-29
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptation,Flood risk,Property,Incentives,Insurance
Published Date: 2015-08
Authors: Brown, Jamie
Wedawatta, Gayan ( 0000-0002-8600-5077)

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