Author Działek, Jarosław, author
Title Understanding flood preparedness : flood memories, social vulnerability and risk communication in Southern Poland / by Jarosław Działek, Wojciech Biernacki, Roman Konieczny, Lukasz Fieden, Paweł Franczak, Karolina Grzeszna, Karolina Listwan-Franczak
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
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Descript 1 online resource (vi, 130 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series SpringerBriefs in geography, 2211-4165
SpringerBriefs in geography
Note Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. The course floods in the study areas and their consequences -- Chapter 3. Changeability of the spatial image of flood over time -- Chapter 4. Social vulnerability as a factor in flood preparedness -- Chapter 5. Online flood risk communication -- Chapter 6. Planning documents as a source of information about flood risk -- Chapter 7. Discussion and conclusions -- References
The book looks at the factors influencing the level of preparedness of communities exposed to flooding. It is based on original research carried out in twelve areas in southern Poland that suffered serious flood damage in the past thirty years. The underlying research was intended, on the one hand, to verify modern concepts explaining the behaviour of people who were exposed to natural hazards and, on the other, to explore the influence of the local natural, social, historical and economic contexts that could modify that behaviour. The book has three main threads: the social memory of floods and their image as it evolves in time; the influence of social and economic conditions (social vulnerability) on the preparedness to take on flood mitigation measures; and the role of risk communication in strengthening flood resilience. The main body of the work is based on 1) surveys carried out among the flood-affected population and members of local crisis services, 2) interviews with the flood-affected population and with members of administration and services (Police, Fire Dept.) with a history of rescue missions, and 3) an analysis of social media content and of local administration and government agency websites and land-use planning documents. The primary data collected by the authors was supplemented by statistics on the impact of floods occurring in the study areas. The data is presented in tables, graphs and maps for easier comprehension. The book is aimed at researchers and students, as well as at practitioners interested in risk perception, flood memories, social vulnerability & resilience studies, social capacity building, risk communication & education
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Flood damage prevention -- Poland
Emergency management -- Poland
Environmental Geography
Natural Hazards
Human Geography
Regional Development
Environmental Sociology
Alt Author Biernacki, Wojciech, author
Konieczny, Roman, author
Fieden, Lukasz, author
Franczak, Pawel, author
Grzeszna, Karolina, author
Listwan-Franczak, Karolina, author
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