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Effective and Sustainable Flood and Landslide Risk Reduction Measures: An Investigation of Two Assessment Frameworks
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Environment.
Karlstad Universitet.
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, ISSN 2095-0055, Vol. 7, no 4, 374-392 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Natural events such as floods and landslides can have severe consequences. The risks are expected to increase, both as a consequence of climate change and due to increased vulnerabilities, especially in urban areas. Although preventive measures are often cost-effective, some measures are beneficial to certain values, while some may have negative impacts on other values.

The aim of the study presented here was to investigate two frameworks used for assessing the effectiveness and sustainability of physical and nonphysical flood and landslide risk reduction measures. The study is based on literature, available information from authorities and municipalities, expert knowledge and experience, and stakeholder views and values. The results indicate that the risks for suboptimization or maladaptation are reduced if many aspects are included and a broad spectrum of stakeholders are involved.

The sustainability assessment tools applied here can contribute to a more transparent and sustainable risk management process by assessing strategies and interventions with respect to both short- and long-term perspectives, including local impacts and wider environmental impacts caused by climate change, for example. The tools can also cover social and economic aspects. The assessment tools provide checklists that can support decision processes, thus allowing for more transparent decisions.

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2016. Vol. 7, no 4, 374-392 p.
Keyword [en]
Landslide, Flooding, Evaluation (assessment), Efficiency, Sustainability, Method
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Environmental Management
Research subject
30 Road: Highway design, 37 Road: Drainage and runoff
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-11439DOI: 10.1007/s13753-016-0106-5Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85007162648OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-11439DiVA: diva2:1065668
Available from: 2017-01-16 Created: 2017-01-16 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved

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