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Flood resilience: a co-evolutionary approach : residents, spatial developments and flood risk management in the Dender Basin

Barbara Tempels (UGent)
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What is flood resilience? At first sight, flooding presents itself as a physical issue. This could lead one to think that solutions are to be found in the physical realm – from robust, large-scale solutions (such as dikes, weirs) to flexible, small-scale ones (such as floodgates, flood proofing, floating homes). The cover picture, however, shows that there is more to the story. While caravans could be considered physically resilient, as they can accommodate changing conditions, their efficiency depends on the social structures that support them – they simply need to be moved. Resilience is thus not merely about infrastructure. It is also about people, and how people use infrastructures. Flood resilience, therefore, is not only to be sought in the technical, but also in the social realm. Therefore, this dissertation has been an endeavor to understand the role of different actors in managing flood risks. It analyzes which actors directly and indirectly contribute to the spatial development of flood risks. It then looks at how these different actors relate to and interact with each other to produce flood resilience. As such, it develops a framework that provides a broad perspective on how flood risks develop through time and place and explores what the role of spatial planners could be in bringing these different parties together.
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resilience, flooding, Dender, flood risk management, flood-prone areas

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Tempels, Barbara. 2016. “Flood Resilience: a Co-evolutionary Approach : Residents, Spatial Developments and Flood Risk Management in the Dender Basin”. Ghent, Belgium ; Groningen, The Netherlands: Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture ; InPlanning.
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Tempels, B. (2016). Flood resilience: a co-evolutionary approach : residents, spatial developments and flood risk management in the Dender Basin. Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture ; InPlanning, Ghent, Belgium ; Groningen, The Netherlands.
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Tempels B. Flood resilience: a co-evolutionary approach : residents, spatial developments and flood risk management in the Dender Basin. [Ghent, Belgium ; Groningen, The Netherlands]: Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture ; InPlanning; 2016.
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Tempels, Barbara. “Flood Resilience: a Co-evolutionary Approach : Residents, Spatial Developments and Flood Risk Management in the Dender Basin.” 2016 : n. pag. Print.
@phdthesis{8506937,
  abstract     = {What is flood resilience? At first sight, flooding presents itself as a physical issue. This could lead one to think that solutions are to be found in the physical realm -- from robust, large-scale solutions (such as dikes, weirs) to flexible, small-scale ones (such as floodgates, flood proofing, floating homes). The cover picture, however, shows that there is more to the story. While caravans could be considered physically resilient, as they can accommodate changing conditions, their efficiency depends on the social structures that support them -- they simply need to be moved. Resilience is thus not merely about infrastructure. It is also about people, and how people use infrastructures. Flood resilience, therefore, is not only to be sought in the technical, but also in the social realm.
Therefore, this dissertation has been an endeavor to understand the role of different actors in managing flood risks. It analyzes which actors directly and indirectly contribute to the spatial development of flood risks. It then looks at how these different actors relate to and interact with each other to produce flood resilience. As such, it develops a framework that provides a broad perspective on how flood risks develop through time and place and explores what the role of spatial planners could be in bringing these different parties together.},
  author       = {Tempels, Barbara},
  isbn         = {9789085789505},
  keyword      = {resilience,flooding,Dender,flood risk management,flood-prone areas},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {212},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture ; InPlanning},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Flood resilience: a co-evolutionary approach : residents, spatial developments and flood risk management in the Dender Basin},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.17418/PHD.2016.9789085789505},
  year         = {2016},
}

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