Climate Change and Flood Risk Management
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Climate Change and Flood Risk Management

Adaptation and Extreme Events at the Local Level

Edited by E. Carina H. Keskitalo

Climate Change and Flood Risk Management discusses and problematises the integration of adaptation to climate change in flood risk management. The book explores adaptation to climate change in relation to flood risk events in advanced industrial states. It provides examples of how flood risk management, disaster and emergency management, and adaptation to climate change may intersect in a number of European and Canadian cases.
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Chapter 10: Conclusion: flood management and adaptation - viewing flood events in context

E. Carina H. Keskitalo


This book has discussed the ways in which flood response is developed and may intersect with climate change adaptation. The work has also considered how or to what extent it has been possible to integrate adaptation into the flood response contexts examined. The introductory chapter highlighted the different, intersecting frameworks in the areas of disaster and emergency management, adaptation to climate change and water management, as well as the multilevel context in which these frameworks are applied. A key observation in this regard is that even flood management or flood response at local level is fundamentally impacted by how these different frameworks at supranational, national or regional scale – whichever are relevant in the individual case – may interact and affect the actions authorities take to counter the risk of floods. The introductory chapter further highlighted some of the frameworks that may be used to discuss flood response from an institutional perspective.The component chapters of the book draw on a variety of various theoretical frameworks, ranging from the broad frameworks of adaptive capacity to approaches focused on focusing events, advocacy coalitions, social learning, flood memory and synchronisation between public and private agendas. This concluding chapter summarises the ways in which flood management has been described in the different chapters and pinpoints the salient features brought to light by different theoretical frameworks in the research.

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