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Resilience: On‐going wave or subsiding trend in flood risk research and practice?

  • Resilience in relation to flood risk management (FRM) is not a new concept, yet parts of the FRM community are still struggling to apply it. The main challenge this study addresses is the question as to whether parts of the FRM community should still adopt, or rather “leap‐frog,” resilience. The main purpose is to evaluate whether resilience is a still on‐going trend or, already subsiding. Research suggests that resilience is an on‐going trend that connects research and policy and has gained international recognition as expressed by international guidelines and bodies promoting its research but also its operationalization. Academic literature in the area of FRM also shows a significant continuing development. Resilience enables to analyze dynamics and transformations of riverine areas, or coastal zones in connection to an integrated social‐environmental system approach with more emphasis and conceptual basis than previous concepts. Resilience is more than a short‐lived notion and it appears that FRM researchers cannot avoid addressing it. Resilience often is a convergence of ideas and mainstreaming of efforts, which in many venues is absolutely necessary and can help, for example, to decrease silo‐thinking. But as academics, we have a mandate to remain skeptical and remain on the look‐out for novel ideas, too. This article is categorized under: Engineering Water > Planning Water

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Author:Alexander Fekete, Thomas Hartmann, Robert Jüpner
Parent Title (English):Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water
Year of Completion:2019
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Place of publication:Hoboken, USA
Document Type:Article
Date of first Publication:2019/12/13
Date of Publication (online):2020/10/15
GND-Keyword:Hochwasserschutz; Katastrophenrisiko; Resilienz
Tag:Disaster risk reduction; Flood defense; Flood risk management; Resilience; Sendai Framework
Page Number:7
Institutes:Anlagen, Energie- und Maschinensysteme (F09) / Fakultät 09 / Institut für Rettungsingenieurwesen und Gefahrenabwehr
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
Open Access:Open Access
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International