Flood risk and public awareness: a case study of Exeter

McDowall, Andrew (2007) Flood risk and public awareness: a case study of Exeter. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This project assesses the future flood risk to the St. Thomas population of the Exeter area with regard to climate change. This is achieved using secondary data collection to demonstrate that the region's climate is predicted to change in a manner that will make areas such as St. Thomas more susceptible to the risk of flooding than currently exists. Sea level change is also examined using secondary data to quantify how this may affect the flood risk to the area. The report then examines the attitudes of local residents and businesses to flood risk and suggests that awareness of the risk is a major factor in reducing vulnerability. Through primary data collection, in the form of public questionnaires, the study concludes that recent Environment Agency awareness campaigns have done a great deal in promoting awareness but that there is still a level of complacency within the community.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/473

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