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Bottom‐up approaches to resilient water futures: A comparative analysis of household intentions to implement drought and flood coping responses

Bryan, K; Ward, Sarah; Butler, D; Barr, S

Authors

K Bryan

Dr Sarah Ward Sarah10.Ward@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Community Resilience (within CWCR)

D Butler

S Barr



Abstract

This study aims to undertake a comparative analysis of the factors that influence households’ coping intentions. A questionnaire survey appraises perceptions of flood and drought risk, efficacy of coping measures, self-efficacy and costs. Response efficacy, consequence and cost were most significant in accounting for behavioural intentions towards flood and drought coping. These variables also defined three main decision-stages of households: pre-contemplative, contemplative and responsive stage. These findings indicate that individual and community interventions for flood and drought resilience should incorporate key variables in decision-making towards more resilient water futures.
As urban water management systems continue to advance their reliability in service delivery, so too do they continue to face increasing threats that challenge their future resilience. Resulting failures include extremes of flooding and drought, which can have several consequences for households and communities. Whilst households and communities are getting more involved in flood risk management, there is no push for such involvement where water resources and drought management are concerned.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Sep 10, 2017
Publication Date Sep 15, 2017
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Bryan, K., Ward, S., Butler, D., & Barr, S. (2017, September). Bottom‐up approaches to resilient water futures: A comparative analysis of household intentions to implement drought and flood coping responses. Paper presented at 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage
Keywords behavioural intentions, consequence, coping, drought, flooding, response efficacy
Publisher URL http://www.icud2017.org/
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage