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Science Policy Fellowship: Policy to Preparedness: Flood policy and community engagement

Flooded Field - Photo Credit: Gordon Henderson

CREW Code: CSPF2023_03

Theme: Hydrological Extremes, Coasts and Risk Management

Type of project: CREW Science Policy Fellowship

Project Status: Project complete. Click here to visit the publication page to view the project outputs.

Lead research team: Glasgow Caladonian University

The findings of the report show that recent flood-related policies are beneficially interconnected at regional, Scottish and UK levels. The egalitarian approach evident within them is supportive of climate and social justice. However, while egalitarian policy approaches are the ideal when pursuing climate and social justice, such policies face a complex test when they are implemented amongst existing inequalities in society. 


The research team found distribution of physical flood risk is not fair nor equal, nor are the social circumstances of many who live on low incomes with limited resources. Recognition of the diversity of circumstances, viewpoints and vunerabilities in Scotland is essential to build place-based sustainable community flood resilience. 

This project has completed. Click here to visit the publication page to view the project outputs.


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