Between resistance and resilience: a study of flood risk management in the Don catchment area (UK)

GOODCHILD, Barry, SHARPE, Rebecca and HANSON, Chris (2018). Between resistance and resilience: a study of flood risk management in the Don catchment area (UK). Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 20 (4), 434-449.

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    Abstract

    The river Don catchment area in Sheffield and Rotherham offers a good place for a case study of flood risk management, given the impact of a flooding event in 2007 and the way in which local events have become entwined with national and international policy shifts. To interpret local policy, a combination of systems-based and socio-cultural theory is used. Both the theories and the case study serve to disentangle the multiple meanings of resilience. Understood in opposition to flood resistance, resilience has only limited applicability in an area such as the case study where engineering works protect employment and infrastructure. Resilience as a policy discourse also lacks political transparency and a recognition of socio-cultural influences. Underlying the shift towards resilient styles of management is an appreciation of the importance of capacity, to learn and to act. The case study identifies blockages to the realisation of that capacity.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Natural and Build Environment
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/1523908x.2018.1433997
    Page Range: 434-449
    Depositing User: Rebecca Sharpe
    Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 10:10
    Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 01:18
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18735

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