More than a one-size-fits-all approach–tailoring flood risk communication to plural residents’ perspectives

Karin A.W. Snel*, Patrick A. Witte, Thomas Hartmann, Stan C.M. Geertman

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Abstract

Many urban residences are insufficiently prepared for fluvial, pluvial or coastal floods, owing to a lack of accurate information on flood risk. This article analyzes how risk communication can improve disaster risk reduction by overcoming the expert–layperson gap. Building on interviews in three cities in the Netherlands, it applies Q methodology to identify four perspectives on flood risk communication. To promote greater private residential involvement in flood risk adaptation, communication should address all four rationalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-570
Number of pages17
JournalWater International
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • disaster risk reduction
  • Flood risk communication
  • lay knowledge
  • Netherlands

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