(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

The link between land-use management and fluvial flood risk : A chaotic conception?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PATTISON I. (1) ; LANE S.N. (2) ;
(1) Univ., Southampton, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Univ., Lausanne, SUISSE


The AA. use Sayer’s (1992) notion of a ‘chaotic conception’ to describe the belief that there is a simple and general association between land management and downstream flood risk rather than the impacts of land management being spatially and temporally contingent in relation to the particular geographical location, time period and scale being considered. Their argument has important practical consequences because it implies that land-management activities to reduce downstream flood risk will be different to traditional flood-reduction interventions such as levees. The purpose of demonstration projects then needs careful consideration such that conclusions made for one project are not transferred uncritically to other scales of analysis or geographical locations


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 36, no1 [pp. 72-92]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 6 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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