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

Adaptation and Extreme Events at the Local Level

9781781006665 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by E.Carina H. Keskitalo, Professor of Political Science, Department of Geography and Economic History, Umeå University, Sweden
Publication Date: 2013 ISBN: 978 1 78100 666 5 Extent: 328 pp
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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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.

Taken together, the studies show that integration of adaptation in flood risk and emergency management may differ strongly – not only with risk, but with a number of institutional and contextual factors, including capacities and priorities in the specific municipal cases and within a national and wider context.

The book will be relevant to researchers involved with adaptation to climate change and those involved with comprehensive planning in relation to it. It will also be of interest to academics within the fields of environmental studies and the environmentally-oriented social sciences.
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Contributors: J. Åkermark, E.C.H. Keskitalo, M. Massie, M.G. Reed, P. Scholten, D. Shrubsole, M. Turunen, J. Vola, G. Vulturius, T. Vuojala-Magga
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Contents:

1. Introduction. Local Organisation to Address Flood Risks: Possibilities for Adaptation to Climate Change?
E. Carina H. Keskitalo

2. Adaptive Capacity Building in Saxony: Responses in Planning and Policy to the 2002 Flood
Gregor Vulturius and E. Carina H. Keskitalo

3. Flood Risks Along the Torne River between Sweden and Finland
E. Carina H. Keskitalo, Jenny Åkermark and Joonas Vola

4. A History of Flood Management Strategies in Canada Revisited
Dan Shrubsole

5. Policy Change and Policy Learning for Enhanced Flood Policies at Local, Subnational and EU Level
Gregor Vulturius

6. Cumberland House in the Saskatchewan River Delta: Flood Memory and the Municipal Response, 2005 and 2011
Merle Massie and Maureen G. Reed

7. Experiences with an Arctic River – Flood Prevention in the Town of Ivalo
Terhi Vuojala-Magga and Minna Turunen

8. Flooding and the Carrot River Watershed Source Water Protection Plan, Saskatchewan: Civic Engagement and Causal Stories
Merle Massie

9. Dutch Approaches to Flood Risks: Developments in Integrative Water Management and the Synchronization of Public and Private Agendas for Climate Adaptation in the Netherlands
Peter Scholten

10. Conclusion: Flood Management and Adaptation – Viewing Flood Events in Context
E. Carina H. Keskitalo

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