CEP's papers at the FloodRisk 2016 conference published

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CEP's papers on community engagement in flooding published

Two papers submitted by CEP's Dr Clare Twigger-Ross and Paula Orr at the FloodRisk2016 conference are now available online via the following links:

  • Citizen involvement in flood risk management: flood groups and networks by Clare Twigger-Ross, Paula Orr, Katya Brooks and Rolands Sadauskis.  The paper discusses the nature and structure of flood groups, the process of their development, and the extent of their linkages with formal institutions, drawing out the barriers and facilitators to developing institutional resilience at the local level.
  • 'Pieces of kit' are not enough: the role of infrastructure in community resilience by Paula Orr, Clare Twigger-Ross, Katya Brooks and Rolands Sadauskis. The paper explores the way that ‘infrastructure resilience capacities’ were developed and examines how physical infrastructure contributed to community flood resilience. It finds that the development of infrastructure resilience depends on strong relations between community members (‘community capital’) as well as relationships between community organisations and flood management institutions (‘institutional resilience’). 

Both papers draw on  research carried out by CEP for the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to evaluate the Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder (FRCP) scheme in England.