Enhancing flash flood risk perception and awareness of mitigation actions through risk communication: A pre-post survey design

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dc.contributorClima y Ordenación del Territorioes_ES
dc.contributorGrupo de Investigación en Historia y Climaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorBodoque, José María-
dc.contributor.authorDíez-Herrero, Andrés-
dc.contributor.authorAmérigo, María-
dc.contributor.authorGarcía, Juan A.-
dc.contributor.authorOlcina, Jorge-
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Geográfico Regional y Geografía Físicaes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-19T11:46:09Z-
dc.date.available2018-11-19T11:46:09Z-
dc.date.issued2018-11-16-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Hydrology. 2019, 568: 769-779. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.11.007es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0022-1694 (Print)-
dc.identifier.issn1879-2707 (Online)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10045/83712-
dc.description.abstractFlood risk management is gradually shifting from a risk-based approach to an integrated one that, among other elements, considers risk communication (RC) as a means of boosting resilience. Regardless of the above, few scientists have tackled up to now the integration of RC into flood risk management. In this connection, this particular study seeks to check out the potential of a risk dialogue approach (based on an ad hoc RC strategy) to change attitudes and behaviours in relation to flash flood risk. Via a pre-post survey design, we evaluated risk perception and awareness regarding a Civil Protection Plan (CPP) implemented locally (i.e., in the municipality of Navaluenga, central Spain). For this particular objective, a questionnaire survey was created, and 201 adults (representing more than 10% of the population census) were interviewed twice in a one-year period. Before the second survey, an RC strategy was created. The RC strategy comprised briefings, quiz answers, storytelling, a contest of videos and photographs about past floods, and an intergenerational workshop. A t-test for paired sample analyses and a general linear model (GLM) repeated measures ANOVA were applied to identify changes in risk perception and awareness. Our results indicate that the RC strategy did increase flood risk perception in Navaluenga in the long term (lifetime). Also, it increased the level of awareness of the various features that comprise the CPP, enabling people to be more competent in facing a flash flood. Some cognitive biases detected in the perceptual process of human beings may shed some light on the results obtained. The implementation of well-thought-out RC strategies can play a role in improving resilience, particularly in geographic areas such as the Iberian Peninsula, in which climate change scenarios indicate a likely increase in the severity and frequency of flooding.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the projects MARCoNI (CGL2013-42728-R) and DRAINAGE (CGL2017-83546-565 C3-1-R), both funded by the Spanish National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation (MINEICO).es_ES
dc.languageenges_ES
dc.publisherElsevieres_ES
dc.rights© 2018 Elsevier B.V.es_ES
dc.subjectEU Flood Directivees_ES
dc.subjectFlood riskes_ES
dc.subjectFlood risk managementes_ES
dc.subjectUrban areaes_ES
dc.subjectSocial resiliencees_ES
dc.subjectRisk communicationes_ES
dc.subject.otherAnálisis Geográfico Regionales_ES
dc.titleEnhancing flash flood risk perception and awareness of mitigation actions through risk communication: A pre-post survey designes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.peerreviewedsies_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.11.007-
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.11.007es_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MINECO//CGL2013-42728-R-
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/AEI/Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016/CGL2017-83546-C3-1-R-
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