Find online a new paper ‘A low and watery place’: A case study of flood history and sustainable community engagement in flood risk management in the County of Berkshire, England’ by Kseniia Puzyreva, associate researcher and PhD Fellow at the Centre for German and European Studies of St. Petersburg University., co-authored with Daniel H. de Vries, University of Amsterdam and forthcoming in ‘International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction’.
This paper explores the influence of local flood histories on community engagement in flood risk management and its sustainability over time. Building on an ethnographic case-study of one community in the County of Berkshire in England, authors examine how two local flood groups reproduce local flood history and identify how these reproductions affect the sustainability of their flood management initiatives.
The study was supported by Russian Science Foundation as a part of the CGES project ‘Creation of knowledge on ecological hazards in Russian and European local communities’ (2019-2021). The project aims to understand how hazard-related knowledge is created in the interplay between expert and local knowledge in local flood-prone communities of Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy. Find more about the project here.