The changing nature of flood risk: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Vicary, David (2007) The changing nature of flood risk: Portsmouth, Hampshire. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The nature of flood risk is affected by numerous factors both natural and anthropogenic, these factors are constantly changing and so with it the nature of flood risk throughout the UK. The City of Portsmouth was recently identified as one of the most vulnerable urban areas to storm surge risk and has a recent history of urban flood events. This report assess how the 'risk' of flooding is set to change in the future, this has been conducted within the framework that risk consists of two elements; the hazard and vulnerability towards it. A combination of desktop research, analysis of observational and collection of primary data allowed for confident assertions to be made. Observational data pertaining to both sea surface and rainfall data in Portsmouth was analysed to identify changes in the flood hazards and determine trends and make future predictions in order to make risk reduction recommendations. The report also analyses the awareness and attitudes of flood risk of a sample group of Portsmouth residents. It was discovered that the risk of both flood hazards is on the increase and the awareness of these hazards is low. The information collected has allowed for several key recommendations to be made to reduce and manage the risk effectively.

    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/476

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