Resident’s perceptions of coastal flood risk and its effective management through Coastal Defence Strategies at Emsworth, West Wittering and Selsey

Shackleton, Edward (2009) Resident’s perceptions of coastal flood risk and its effective management through Coastal Defence Strategies at Emsworth, West Wittering and Selsey. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    A random mail questionnaire method was used to select 150 addresses at each site, achieving a response rate of 34.7%. Responses were analysed using percentage and cross tabulation calculations, spatial mapping of response type distribution and a multinomial logistic regression focusing on the causes of a change in concern for a 1 in 200 year flood event. This analysis provided a range of exploratory and confirmatory statistics to support the findings of this research. Residents had a high awareness that a flood risk was present within the local area, however, a willingness to gamble and an attitude that ‘I am safe’ and ‘I can cope’ were prevalent. Concern for a 1 in 200 year flood event was low, therefore Coastal Defence Strategy and Environment Agency flood risk maps should show higher probability events that generate higher levels of concern within the resident population to facilitate higher levels of interest, information seeking and mitigation measures. Presently information being presented within Coastal Defence Strategy documents is too technical for large parts of the resident population to understand.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/866

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