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'Learning for resilience’ as the climate changes: Discussing flooding, adaptation and agency with children (2021)
Journal Article
Williams, S., & McEwen, L. (in press). 'Learning for resilience’ as the climate changes: Discussing flooding, adaptation and agency with children. Environmental Education Research, https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2021.1927992

Climate change scenarios project higher flood risk, so knowing how households can increase socio-ecological resilience is essential. Children rarely feature in UK policy guidance about how households prepare for floods, and research is limited about... Read More about 'Learning for resilience’ as the climate changes: Discussing flooding, adaptation and agency with children.

Science-narrative explorations of ‘drought thresholds’ in the maritime Eden catchment, Scotland: Implications for local drought risk management (2021)
Journal Article
Bryan, K., Black, A., Blake, J., Afzal, M., & McEwen, L. (2021). Science-narrative explorations of ‘drought thresholds’ in the maritime Eden catchment, Scotland: Implications for local drought risk management. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2021.589980

Drought in the United Kingdom is a “hidden” pervasive risk, defined and perceived in different ways by diverse stakeholders and sectors. Scientists and water managers distinguish meteorological, agricultural, hydrological, and socio-economic drought.... Read More about Science-narrative explorations of ‘drought thresholds’ in the maritime Eden catchment, Scotland: Implications for local drought risk management.

Towards ‘creative participatory science’: Exploring future scenarios through specialist drought science and community storytelling (2021)
Journal Article
Liguori, A., McEwen, L., Blake, J., & Wilson, M. (2021). Towards ‘creative participatory science’: Exploring future scenarios through specialist drought science and community storytelling. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2020.589856

There is a growing interest in different forms of participatory modeling that bring science and lay knowledge into the same space. This recognizes that, traditionally, the environmental science community has mostly seen stakeholder engagement as a ‘f... Read More about Towards ‘creative participatory science’: Exploring future scenarios through specialist drought science and community storytelling.

The health and well-being effects of drought: Assessing multi-stakeholder perspectives through narratives from the UK (2020)
Journal Article
Bryan, K., Ward, S., Roberts, L., White, M. P., Landeg, O., Taylor, T., & McEwen, L. (2020). The health and well-being effects of drought: Assessing multi-stakeholder perspectives through narratives from the UK. Climatic Change, 163(4), 2073-2095. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02916-x

The global literature on drought and health highlights a variety of health effects for people in developing countries where certain prevailing social, economic and environmental conditions increase their vulnerability especially with climate change.... Read More about The health and well-being effects of drought: Assessing multi-stakeholder perspectives through narratives from the UK.

Communicating the hidden: Toward a framework for drought risk communication in maritime climates (2020)
Journal Article
Weitkamp, E., McEwen, L., & Ramirez, P. (2020). Communicating the hidden: Toward a framework for drought risk communication in maritime climates. Climatic Change, 163, 831-850. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02906-z

This paper explores stakeholder perspectives on the drought discourse in the UK, where climate change is predicted to increase drought risk. This study took a co-productive, mixed-methods approach to investigate drought risk communication issues thro... Read More about Communicating the hidden: Toward a framework for drought risk communication in maritime climates.

Real world learning through civic engagement: Principles, pedagogies and practices (2020)
Book Chapter
McEwen, L., & Mason O'Connor, K. (2021). Real world learning through civic engagement: Principles, pedagogies and practices. In M. Jamil, & D. Morley (Eds.), Applied Pedagogies for Higher Education. Real World Learning and Innovation across the Curriculum (63-89). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46951-1_4

Civic engagement offers students transformational opportunities to experience ‘real world learning’. This chapter identifies key principles of critical community-based learning that emerge from appraisal of different histories and paradigms of learni... Read More about Real world learning through civic engagement: Principles, pedagogies and practices.

Holocene alluvial fan evolution, Schmidt-hammer exposure-age dating and paraglacial debris floods in the SE Jostedalsbreen region, southern Norway (2020)
Journal Article
Matthews, J. A., McEwen, L. J., Owen, G., & Los, S. (2020). Holocene alluvial fan evolution, Schmidt-hammer exposure-age dating and paraglacial debris floods in the SE Jostedalsbreen region, southern Norway. Boreas, 49(4), 886-902. https://doi.org/10.1111/bor.12456

The evolution of several sub‐alpine alluvial fans SE of the Jostedalsbreen ice cap was investigated based on their geomorphology and Schmidt‐hammer exposure‐age dating (SHD ) applied to 47 boulder deposits on the fan surfaces. A debris‐flood rather t... Read More about Holocene alluvial fan evolution, Schmidt-hammer exposure-age dating and paraglacial debris floods in the SE Jostedalsbreen region, southern Norway.

Water governance challenges in rural South Africa: Exploring institutional coordination in drought management (2020)
Journal Article
Mayaka, E., Rohse, M., Day, R., Vogel, C., Mehta, L., McEwen, L., …Van Loon, A. (2020). Water governance challenges in rural South Africa: Exploring institutional coordination in drought management. Water Policy, 22(4), 519-540. https://doi.org/10.2166/wp.2020.234

Droughts have severe direct impacts on the livelihoods of rural populations. Thus, the management of water for communal agriculture and water supply should be well coordinated to enhance drought resilience. Notwithstanding the interrelations among wa... Read More about Water governance challenges in rural South Africa: Exploring institutional coordination in drought management.

Development of a Holocene glacier-fed composite alluvial fan based on surface exposure-age dating techniques: The Illåe fan, Jotunheimen, Norway (2020)
Journal Article
McEwen, L. J., McEwen, L., Matthews, J. A., & Owen, G. (2020). Development of a Holocene glacier-fed composite alluvial fan based on surface exposure-age dating techniques: The Illåe fan, Jotunheimen, Norway. Geomorphology, 363, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2020.107200

Holocene development of a composite alpine alluvial fan is reconstructed and dated based on its geomorphology and Schmidt-hammer exposure-age dating (SHD), supplemented by terrestrial cosmogenic-nuclide dating (TCND), lichenometry, radiocarbon dating... Read More about Development of a Holocene glacier-fed composite alluvial fan based on surface exposure-age dating techniques: The Illåe fan, Jotunheimen, Norway.

Reweaving urban water-community relations: Creative, participatory river “daylighting” and local hydrocitizenship (2020)
Journal Article
McEwen, L., Gorell Barnes, L., Phillips, K., & Biggs, I. (2020). Reweaving urban water-community relations: Creative, participatory river “daylighting” and local hydrocitizenship. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 45(4), 779-801. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12375

Framed by questions about ‘hydrocitizenship’ in the 21st century, this co-produced, interdisciplinary arts and humanities-centred research explores the (re)weaving of local knowledges, experiences, perceptions and values of water and place through th... Read More about Reweaving urban water-community relations: Creative, participatory river “daylighting” and local hydrocitizenship.

How to exchange stories of local flood resilience from flood rich areas to the flooded areas of the future (2020)
Journal Article
Holmes, A., & McEwen, L. (2020). How to exchange stories of local flood resilience from flood rich areas to the flooded areas of the future. Environmental Communication, 14(5), 597-613. https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2019.1697325

Flood risk communication requires strong attention to message, messenger and timing within the adaptive cycle. This paper evaluates research that used a co-production of knowledge model to create digital stories from an archive of flood memories, gar... Read More about How to exchange stories of local flood resilience from flood rich areas to the flooded areas of the future.

Why it takes an ‘ontological shock’ to prompt increases in small firm resilience: Sensemaking, emotions and flood risk (2018)
Journal Article
Harries, T., McEwen, L., & Wragg, A. (2018). Why it takes an ‘ontological shock’ to prompt increases in small firm resilience: Sensemaking, emotions and flood risk. International Small Business Journal, 36(6), 712-733. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242618765231

© The Author(s) 2018. This article uses a sensemaking approach to understand small firms’ responses to the threat of external shocks. By analysing semi-structured interviews with owners of flooded small firms, we investigate how owners process flood... Read More about Why it takes an ‘ontological shock’ to prompt increases in small firm resilience: Sensemaking, emotions and flood risk.

Hydrological modelling as a tool for interdisciplinary workshops on future drought (2018)
Journal Article
Rangecroft, S., Birkinshaw, S., Rohse, M., Day, R., McEwen, L., Makaya, E., & Van Loon, A. F. (2018). Hydrological modelling as a tool for interdisciplinary workshops on future drought. Progress in Physical Geography, 42(2), 237-256. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309133318766802

© 2018, © The Author(s) 2018. Transformative interdisciplinary methods and tools are required to address crucial water-related challenges facing societies in the current era of the Anthropocene. In a community-based study in the Limpopo basin of Sout... Read More about Hydrological modelling as a tool for interdisciplinary workshops on future drought.

Recovery and resilience of communities in flood risk zones in a small island developing state: A case study from a suburban settlement of Port Louis, Mauritius (2018)
Journal Article
Chacowry, A., McEwen, L. J., & Lynch, K. (2018). Recovery and resilience of communities in flood risk zones in a small island developing state: A case study from a suburban settlement of Port Louis, Mauritius. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 28, 826-838. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.03.019

Small island developing states (SIDS) are characterised by their small size, remoteness and their dispersal in vulnerable regions globally. In Mauritius, rapid economic growth and expansion of suburban and coastal settlements in flood risk zones have... Read More about Recovery and resilience of communities in flood risk zones in a small island developing state: A case study from a suburban settlement of Port Louis, Mauritius.

‘Learning for resilience’: Developing community capital through flood action groups in urban flood risk settings with lower social capital (2017)
Journal Article
McEwen, L., Holmes, A., Quinn, N., & Cobbing, P. (2018). ‘Learning for resilience’: Developing community capital through flood action groups in urban flood risk settings with lower social capital. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 27, 329-342. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.10.018

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd The role of civil agency in preparing and adapting to changing risk is an increasingly critical element within devolved local flood risk management. However, effective civil agency for flood resilience needs to draw on, and if nec... Read More about ‘Learning for resilience’: Developing community capital through flood action groups in urban flood risk settings with lower social capital.

Snow-avalanche impact craters in southern Norway: Their morphology and dynamics compared with small terrestrial meteorite craters (2017)
Journal Article
Hill, J. L., Shakesby, R. A., McEwen, L. J., Matthews, J. A., Vater, A. E., Matthews, J., …Ratcliffe, A. (2017). Snow-avalanche impact craters in southern Norway: Their morphology and dynamics compared with small terrestrial meteorite craters. Geomorphology, 296, 11-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.08.041

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. This regional inventory and study of a globally uncommon landform type reveals similarities in form and process between craters produced by snow-avalanche and meteorite impacts. Fifty-two snow-avalanche impact craters (mean diame... Read More about Snow-avalanche impact craters in southern Norway: Their morphology and dynamics compared with small terrestrial meteorite craters.

Supporting the uptake of low cost resilience: Final report (FD2682) (2017)
Report
Lamond, J., McEwen, L., Twigger-Ross, C., Rose, C., Joseph, R., Wragg, A., …Proverbs, D. (2017). Supporting the uptake of low cost resilience: Final report (FD2682)

Executive Summary The Defra research project FD2682 examined the technical, social and behavioural aspects of supporting low cost flood repairable measures designed to limit damage to buildings during and after flood events. Flood repairable measure... Read More about Supporting the uptake of low cost resilience: Final report (FD2682).