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Title: Public perception of rivers and flood defence (Note 445) : final report : summary of Regional and National R and D : executive summary
Author: S.M. Tunstall
Author: S.M. Tapsell
Author: M. Fordham
Document Type: Monograph
This document presents the key findings from the projects final report Public Perception of Rivers and Flood Defence. (Tunstall et al, 1994). The project has studied the relationship between the public, hazardous events such as floods, and major investment decisions, such as flood alleviation scheme designs and their implementation. It aims to provide an enhanced understanding of this relationship to enable the NRA to act sensitively and in a planned manner with regard to floods and their impacts. The research has highlighted the value which the public places on rivers. It has shown that groups of people vary in their attitudes towards the environment and the flood risks they face. They also vary in the way they trade-off flood risk against the protection of valued habitats, and recreational and amenity areas. This report summarises the findings from a series of 13 studies carried out between 1987 and 1993 involving extended interviews and questionnaire responses from over 3,000 residents living in areas designated as flood plains in three NRA Regions: Thames, Northumbria an Yorkshire, and South Western.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: Public relationsFloodingFlood controlResearch projectsPlanning
Geographic Keywords: England
Extent: 12
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