The relationship between coastal regeneration and flood risk management: a case study at Poole

Watson, Neil (2007) The relationship between coastal regeneration and flood risk management: a case study at Poole. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research uses a case study from Poole in Dorset, UK to investigate the relationship between coastal regeneration and flood risk management. Specifically, the study explores the drivers of regeneration and the delivery mechanisms for and significance of flood risk management measures in a context of redevelopment and predicted sea level rise. The concepts, theory and practice involved in the management of flood risk are presented; similar consideration is given to planning, regeneration and sustainable development issues. These illustrate a fundamental conflict: does coastal regeneration serve to moderate flood risk or does it increase it? The research utilises a postal questionnaire and interviews with key sectoral professionals to gain opinions linked to urban planning, property development and sea defence provision. The overall conclusion is that regeneration provides immediate benefits to the community in delivering improved flood risk management measures, which would be difficult for the public sector to achieve. However, in the long term with sea level rise, increases in residential occupancy, and concern over the viability of critical infrastructure, flood risk could be more difficult to manage.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 24 Jul 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/851

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