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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., & 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.

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).

As the climate changes: Intergenerational action-based learning in relation to flood education (2016)
Journal Article
McEwen, L. J., Williams, S., McEwen, L., & Quinn, N. (2017). As the climate changes: Intergenerational action-based learning in relation to flood education. Journal of Environmental Education, 48(3), 154-171. https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2016.1256261

© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. It is a concern that children represent an under-researched group in flood education and preparedness because as adults they are more likely to experience flooding as the climate changes, and because it suggests... Read More about As the climate changes: Intergenerational action-based learning in relation to flood education.

SESAME: Exploring small businesses' behaviour to enhance resilience to flooding (2016)
Journal Article
Coates, G., Wright, N., McGuinness, M., Guan, D., Harries, T., & McEwen, L. (2016). SESAME: Exploring small businesses' behaviour to enhance resilience to flooding. E3S Web of Conferences, 7, 08011. https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160708011

In the United Kingdom, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) account for approximately 99.9% of businesses, 60% of the working population and 47% annual turnover. However, despite the important contribution that SMEs make to the economy, this siz... Read More about SESAME: Exploring small businesses' behaviour to enhance resilience to flooding.

Exploring the co-production of digital storytelling for lay knowledge exchange within and between flood risk communities: The case of the River Severn, UK (2016)
Journal Article
Holmes, A., McEwen, L., & Hansen, J. G. (2016). Exploring the co-production of digital storytelling for lay knowledge exchange within and between flood risk communities: The case of the River Severn, UK. E3S Web of Conferences, 7, 15003. https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160715003

This paper evaluates the potential role of co-produced digital storytelling as a medium of linking flood memories and lay knowledge exchange around flood preparedness for resilience within flood risk communities. The objectives of the described actio... Read More about Exploring the co-production of digital storytelling for lay knowledge exchange within and between flood risk communities: The case of the River Severn, UK.

Increasing small business resilience to flood risk: Co production in the development of a prototype e-learning tool to promote small business adaptation to flood risk (2016)
Journal Article
McEwen, L., Wragg, A., & Harries, T. (2016). Increasing small business resilience to flood risk: Co production in the development of a prototype e-learning tool to promote small business adaptation to flood risk. E3S Web of Conferences, 7, 08010. https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160708010

Flooding of communities is becoming a repeated, widespread issue within the UK, and elsewhere. Small businesses are a crucial part of the UK economy; the UK Summer 2007 flood resulted in flooding of 7,000 businesses and monetary loss to local economi... Read More about Increasing small business resilience to flood risk: Co production in the development of a prototype e-learning tool to promote small business adaptation to flood risk.

Sustainable flood memory: Remembering as resilience (2016)
Journal Article
Garde-Hansen, J., McEwen, L., Holmes, A., & Jones, O. (2017). Sustainable flood memory: Remembering as resilience. Memory Studies, 10(4), 384-405. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750698016667453

© 2016, © The Author(s) 2016. This article proposes the concept of sustainable flood memory as a critical and agentic form of social and cultural remembering of learning to live with floods. Drawing upon research findings that use the 2007 floods in... Read More about Sustainable flood memory: Remembering as resilience.

Sustainable flood memories, lay knowledges and the development of community resilience to future flood risk (2016)
Journal Article
McEwen, L., Garde-Hansen, J., Holmes, A., Jones, O., & Krause, F. (2017). Sustainable flood memories, lay knowledges and the development of community resilience to future flood risk. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 42(1), 14-28. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12149

The information, practices and views in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). © 2016 The Authors. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers publishe... Read More about Sustainable flood memories, lay knowledges and the development of community resilience to future flood risk.

Schmidt-hammer exposure-age dating (SHD) of snow-avalanche impact ramparts in southern Norway: approaches, results and implications for landform age, dynamics and development (2015)
Journal Article
Matthews, J. A., McEwen, L., & Owen, G. (2015). Schmidt-hammer exposure-age dating (SHD) of snow-avalanche impact ramparts in southern Norway: approaches, results and implications for landform age, dynamics and development. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40(13), 1705-1718. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.3746

Schmidt-hammer exposure-age dating (SHD) was applied to the problem of dating the diachronous surfaces of five distal river-bank boulder ramparts deposited by snow avalanches plunging into the Jostedøla and Sprongdøla rivers in the Jostedalsbreen reg... Read More about Schmidt-hammer exposure-age dating (SHD) of snow-avalanche impact ramparts in southern Norway: approaches, results and implications for landform age, dynamics and development.

Using role-play for expert science communication with professional stakeholders in flood risk management (2014)
Journal Article
McEwen, L., Stokes, A., Crowley, K., & Roberts, C. (2014). Using role-play for expert science communication with professional stakeholders in flood risk management. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 38(2), 277-300. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2014.911827

This paper explores role-play pedagogies in learning and communicating about cutting-edge flood science by flood risk management professionals in local government. It outlines role-play process/structure and evaluates participant perceptions of their... Read More about Using role-play for expert science communication with professional stakeholders in flood risk management.

'A glorious time?' Some reflections on flooding in the somerset levels (2014)
Journal Article
Mcewen, L., Jones, O., & Robertson, I. (2014). 'A glorious time?' Some reflections on flooding in the somerset levels. Geographical Journal, 180(4), 326-337. https://doi.org/10.1111/geoj.12125

© 2014 Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). Severe floods on the Somerset Levels in winter 2014, and a series of other recent extreme floods across the UK, pose questions about the research needed to unravel the com... Read More about 'A glorious time?' Some reflections on flooding in the somerset levels.

Methods of Knowledge Exchange and Learning Focused on Local Authorities' Experiences of Flood Science Communication (2013)
Journal Article
Stokes, A., Roberts, C., Crowley, K., & McEwen, L. (2015). Methods of Knowledge Exchange and Learning Focused on Local Authorities' Experiences of Flood Science Communication. International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 5(2), 114-138. https://doi.org/10.1080/21548455.2013.855835

© 2013 Taylor & Francis. Devastating floods in 2007 across western England resulted in legislative changes which have placed increased responsibility on local government for managing and mitigating local flood risk. For these changes to be effectiv... Read More about Methods of Knowledge Exchange and Learning Focused on Local Authorities' Experiences of Flood Science Communication.

Sensitivity, persistence and resolution of the geomorphological record of valley-floor floods in an alpine glacier-fed catchment, Leirdalen, Jotunheimen, southern Norway (2013)
Journal Article
McEwen, L. J., & Matthews, J. A. (2013). Sensitivity, persistence and resolution of the geomorphological record of valley-floor floods in an alpine glacier-fed catchment, Leirdalen, Jotunheimen, southern Norway. Holocene, 23(7), 974-989. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683612475144

Coarse-grained flood deposits, including 52 discrete berms, bars, terraces, splays and sheets, were investigated along a 6.6 km stretch of the Leira river, in a catchment containing several alpine glaciers. These landforms were mapped, characterized... Read More about Sensitivity, persistence and resolution of the geomorphological record of valley-floor floods in an alpine glacier-fed catchment, Leirdalen, Jotunheimen, southern Norway.

Archiving memories of changing flood risk: Interdisciplinary explorations around knowledge for resilience (2013)
Journal Article
McEwen, L., Reeves, D., Brice, J., Meadley, F., Lewis, K., & Macdonald, N. (2013). Archiving memories of changing flood risk: Interdisciplinary explorations around knowledge for resilience. Journal of Arts and Communities, 2(5),

The paper explores the changing nature of the flood archive drawing on different disciplinary perspectives, approaches and attitudes. It uses a braiding metaphor to map a journey around shifting islands that contain different primary research on floo... Read More about Archiving memories of changing flood risk: Interdisciplinary explorations around knowledge for resilience.

Building local/lay flood knowledges into community flood resilience planning after the July 2007 floods, Gloucestershire, UK (2012)
Journal Article
McEwen, L., & Jones, O. (2012). Building local/lay flood knowledges into community flood resilience planning after the July 2007 floods, Gloucestershire, UK. Hydrology Research, 43(5), 675-688. https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.2012.022

A UK Cabinet Office review after the 2007 floods highlighted different types of knowledge needed for effective flood risk management, along with knowledge gaps. This paper explores key, emerging aspects of this expanded knowledge base, namely relatio... Read More about Building local/lay flood knowledges into community flood resilience planning after the July 2007 floods, Gloucestershire, UK.

Engaging employers as partners in work-based learning assessment: Proposal for a quality enhancement framework (2012)
Presentation / Conference
McEwen, L., Mason O’Connor, K., Williams, C., & Higson, H. (2012, July). Engaging employers as partners in work-based learning assessment: Proposal for a quality enhancement framework. Paper presented at 11th British Hydrological Society National Hydrology Symposium

This paper seeks to advance research and practice related to the role of employers in all stages of the assessment process of workbased learning (WBL) within a tripartite relationship of higher education institution (HEI), student and employer. It pr... Read More about Engaging employers as partners in work-based learning assessment: Proposal for a quality enhancement framework.