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Flood Groups in England: Governance arrangements and contribution to flood resilience

Forrest, Steven; Trell, Elen-Maarja; Woltjer, Johan

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Mr Steven Forrest S.A.Forrest@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in Flood Resilience and Sustainable Transformations

Elen-Maarja Trell

Johan Woltjer



Contributors

Elen-Maarja Trell
Editor

Britta Restemeyer
Editor

Melanie M. Bakema
Editor

Bettina van Hoven
Editor

Abstract

By focusing on developing a working definition of flood groups in England, and by analysing their governance arrangements, this chapter aims to shed light on their potential influence on community resilience to flooding. It discusses resilience in relation to flooding at a local level and develops a framework to analyse the influence of flood groups on community resilience to flooding. The chapter provides information on England's flood risk management landscape and introduces the research methodology. It presents the findings whilst reflecting on the influences of flood groups and offering insights into the wider implications of this research. The chapter also discusses the role of the flood groups on community resilience to flooding via their influence on: the community's social connectedness (social capital), the spatial planning and physical characteristics in the community (natural/built environment capital), the capabilities of individuals (human capital), the economic resources available in communities (economic capital).

Citation

Forrest, S., Trell, E., & Woltjer, J. (2017). Flood Groups in England: Governance arrangements and contribution to flood resilience. In E. Trell, B. Restemeyer, M. M. Bakema, & B. van Hoven (Eds.), Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places (92-115). Abingdon: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315103761

Online Publication Date Sep 22, 2017
Publication Date Sep 26, 2017
Deposit Date May 30, 2022
Publisher Routledge
Pages 92-115
Series Title Urban Planning and Environment
Book Title Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places
Chapter Number 7
ISBN 9781138216495
DOI https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315103761
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4005712