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Serious gaming in flood risk management (2022)
Journal Article
Forrest, S. A., Kubíková, M., & Macháč, J. (2022). Serious gaming in flood risk management. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, Article e1589. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1589

Serious gaming is increasingly used to explore important real-world problems and a growing number of serious games are addressing flood-related issues. However, there has been limited synthesis of these attempts and their contributions to the ongoing... Read More about Serious gaming in flood risk management.

Socio-spatial inequalities in flood resilience: Rainfall flooding in the city of Arnhem (2020)
Journal Article
Forrest, S. A., Trell, E., & Woltjer, J. (2020). Socio-spatial inequalities in flood resilience: Rainfall flooding in the city of Arnhem. Cities, 105, Article 102843. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2020.102843

This paper critically analyses socio-spatial inequalities associated with the shift towards flood resilience in flood risk management (FRM) and pays particular attention to the notion of ‘living with floods’ and its implications for citizens. Living... Read More about Socio-spatial inequalities in flood resilience: Rainfall flooding in the city of Arnhem.

Emerging citizen contributions, roles and interactions with public authorities in Dutch pluvial flood risk management (2020)
Journal Article
Forrest, S. A., Trell, E., & Woltjer, J. (2021). Emerging citizen contributions, roles and interactions with public authorities in Dutch pluvial flood risk management. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 37(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2019.1701999

This article focuses on the emerging role of citizens and their increasing contributions to local pluvial flood risk management in the Netherlands. A qualitative research approach is followed with semi-structured interviews, and analysis of policy do... Read More about Emerging citizen contributions, roles and interactions with public authorities in Dutch pluvial flood risk management.

Civil society contributions to local level flood resilience: Before, during and after the 2015 Boxing Day floods in the Upper Calder Valley (2018)
Journal Article
Forrest, S., Trell, E., & Woltjer, J. (2019). Civil society contributions to local level flood resilience: Before, during and after the 2015 Boxing Day floods in the Upper Calder Valley. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers, 44(2), 422-436. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12279

There is an increasing emphasis on the local level as well as growing expectations regarding civil society actors in flood‐risk management in the UK. However, not enough is known about the potential contributions of civil society to flood resilience... Read More about Civil society contributions to local level flood resilience: Before, during and after the 2015 Boxing Day floods in the Upper Calder Valley.

Flood Groups in England: Governance arrangements and contribution to flood resilience (2017)
Book Chapter
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

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 re... Read More about Flood Groups in England: Governance arrangements and contribution to flood resilience.