(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

The significance of Gilbert F. White’s 1945 paper ‘Human adjustment to floods’ in the development of risk and hazard management

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MACDONALD N. (1) ; CHESTER D. (1) ; SANGSTER H. (1) ; TODD B. (1) ; HOOKE J. (1) ;
(1) Univ., Liverpool, ROYAUME-UNI


In this short paper the AA. reflect on the manner in which Gilbert F. White’s 1945 publication ‘Human adjustment to floods’ has not only shaped how we study and perceive flooding, but has also had a significance beyond its original aims, revolutionizing the ways in which hazard and risk are conceptualized more generally. Before considering the impact of ‘Human adjustment to floods’, the AA. briefly review academic understanding of floods in the decades leading up to the 1940s and later place the 1945 paper in the context of White’s subsequent contributions to research which both developed and built on his idea


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. 125-133]

Bibliographic references : 45 ref.

Collation : 1 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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