Adjustment or transformation? Disaster risk intervention examples from Austria, Indonesia, Kiribati and South Africa

Fekete, Alexander, Fuchs, Sven, Garschagen, Matthias, Hutter, Gerard, Klepp, Silja, Lüder, Catharina, Neise, Thomas, Sett, Dominic, von Elverfeldt, Kirsten and Wannewitz, Mia, (2022). Adjustment or transformation? Disaster risk intervention examples from Austria, Indonesia, Kiribati and South Africa. Land Use Policy, 120 n/a-n/a

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    Author Fekete, Alexander
    Fuchs, Sven
    Garschagen, Matthias
    Hutter, Gerard
    Klepp, Silja
    Lüder, Catharina
    Neise, Thomas
    Sett, Dominic
    von Elverfeldt, Kirsten
    Wannewitz, Mia
    Title Adjustment or transformation? Disaster risk intervention examples from Austria, Indonesia, Kiribati and South Africa
    Appearing in Land Use Policy
    Volume 120
    Publication Date 2022
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier Ltd.
    Start page n/a
    End page n/a
    Language eng
    Abstract Change triggered by natural hazards such as pluvial and coastal floods, sea-level rise as well as risks resulting from water scarcity are highly dynamic and related to the effects of ongoing climate change. Whether and how societies adapt, adjust, change, or transform because of climate change and related risks, is a currently debated topic. This question demands revisiting and comprehensively addressing existing theoretical foundations of transformations in risk management strategies and in risk governance to find effective ways to deal with climate change effects and their social consequences. Hence, the paper discusses current developments in transformation research and exemplifies this discussion with four interdisciplinary cases, which the co-authors reported in previous publications. Findings from Austria include a governance change within flood risk management related to zonation. Relocation in Indonesia and Kiribati showcases its cultural, behavioural as well as economic implications. Water scarcity in South Africa underlines the importance of behavioural change to enable the structural storage of rainwater. This paper analyses aspects of adjustment or transformation in these four examples. This may inform risk managers, decision-makers, practitioners, and planners dealing with natural hazards related to climate change how to conceptualise their (re-)actions.
    Keyword Transformation
    Adjustment
    Climate change adaptation
    Environmental hazards
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISSN 02648377
    DOI 10.1016/j.landusepol.2022.106230
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