Improvement of resilience of urban areas by integrating social perception in flash-flood risk management

Show simple item record Bodoque, José María Amérigo, M. Díez Herrero, Andrés García, J.A. Cortés, B. Ballesteros Cánovas, Juan Antonio Olcina Cantos, Jorge 2020-10-14T10:21:19Z 2020-10-14T10:21:19Z 2016-10
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Hydrology, 2016, vol. 541, part A, 665-676 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0022-1694
dc.description.abstract In urban areas prone to flash floods, characterization of social resilience is critical to guarantee the success of emergency management plans. In this study, we present the methodological approach that led to the submission and subsequent approval of the Civil Protection Plan of Navaluenga (Central Spain), in which the first phase was to analyse flood hazard by combining the Hydrological Modelling System (HECHMS) and the Iber 2D hydrodynamic model. We then analysed social vulnerability and designed measures to put into practice within the framework of the Civil Protection Plan. At a later phase, we assessed citizens' flash-flood risk perception and level of awareness regarding some key variables of the Civil Protection Plan. To this end, 254 adults representing roughly 12% of the population census were interviewed. Responses were analysed descriptively, comparing awareness regarding preparedness and response actions with the corresponding information and behaviours previously defined in the Civil Protection Plan. In addition, we carried out a latent class cluster analysis aimed at identifying the different groups present among the interviewees. Our results showed that risk perception is low. Specifically, 60.8% of the interviewees showed low risk perception and low awareness (cluster 1); 24.4% had high risk perception and low awareness (cluster 2), while the remaining 14.8% presented high long-term risk perception and high awareness (cluster 3). These findings suggest the need for integrating these key variables of social risk perception and local tailored information in emergency management plans, especially in urban areas prone to flash-floods where response times are limited. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Departamento de Ingeniería Geológica y Minera, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, España es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Grupo de Investigación en Psicología Ambiental, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, España es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Departamento de Investigación en Recursos Geológicos, Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, España es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva, Suiza es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Dendrolab, Institute of Geosciences, University of Bern, Suiza es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Departamento de Análisis Regional y Geografía Física, Universidad de Alicante, España es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation CGL2013- 42728-R es_ES
dc.relation CGL2010-19274 es_ES
dc.relation 2013/2313 es_ES
dc.rights Acceso abierto es_ES
dc.subject flash flood es_ES
dc.subject risk es_ES
dc.subject emergency management plan es_ES
dc.subject social resilience es_ES
dc.subject Central Spain es_ES
dc.title Improvement of resilience of urban areas by integrating social perception in flash-flood risk management es_ES
dc.type Postprint es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion es_ES
dc.description.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, España es_ES
dc.identifier.doi es_ES

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