An SME-driven approach to adopting measures of flood resilience : a UK-based perspective

Ingirige, MJB and Wedawatta, G 2018, 'An SME-driven approach to adopting measures of flood resilience : a UK-based perspective' , in: The Sociotechnical Constitution of Resilience : A New Perspective on Governing Risk and Disaster , Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 245-264.

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Abstract

This book considers the concept of resilience in a global society where coping with the consequence and long term impact of crisis and disaster challenges the capacity of communities to bounce back in the event of severe disruption. Catastrophic events such as the 9.11 terrorist attack, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the volcano eruption in Central Java entailed massive devastation on physical infrastructures, and caused significant social and economic damage. This book considers how the modern sociotechnological system facilitating human activity defines how societies survive and whether a crisis will be short-lived or prolonged. Drawing on the concept of sociotechnical resilience, this book closely examines a range of events North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. By presenting the successes and failures of sociotechnical resilience, it offers important insights and practical lessons to build better and comprehensive understandings of resilience in a real-world setting, significantly contributing to the study of disaster resilience.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Amir, S
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9789811085086
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2018 12:01
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2018 07:50
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/47243

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