(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Adapting to flood risk under climate change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WILBY R.L. (1) ; KEENAN R. (2) ;
(1) Univ., Loughborough, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Univ., Melbourne, AUSTRALIE


This paper reviews steps being taken by actors at international, national, regional and community levels to adapt to flood risk from tidal, fluvial, surface and groundwater sources. The AA. refer to existing inventories, national and sectoral adaptation plans, flood inquiries, building and planning codes, city plans, research literature and international policy reviews. They distinguish between the enabling environment for adaptation and specific implementing measures to manage flood risk. The AA. identify evidence of both types of adaptation following the catastrophic 2010/11 flooding in Victoria, Australia. However, significant challenges remain for managing transboundary flood risk (at all scales), protecting existing property at risk from flooding, and ensuring equitable outcomes in terms of risk reduction for all. Adaptive management also raises questions about the wider preparedness of society to systematically monitor and respond to evolving flood risks and vulnerabilities


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, no3 [pp. 348-387]

Bibliographic references : 8 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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