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Integrating human behaviour dynamics into flood disaster risk assessment

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The behaviour of individuals, businesses, and government entities before, during, and immediately after a disaster can dramatically affect the impact and recovery time. However, existing risk-assessment methods rarely include this critical factor. In this Perspective, we show why this is a concern, and demonstrate that although initial efforts have inevitably represented human behaviour in limited terms, innovations in flood-risk assessment that integrate societal behaviour and behavioural ad...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41558-018-0085-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2024-9191
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Climate Change Journal website
Volume:
8
Pages:
193–199
Publication date:
2018-02-27
Acceptance date:
2018-01-19
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EISSN:
1758-6798
ISSN:
1758-678X
Source identifiers:
827081
Pubs id:
pubs:827081
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uuid:1449f4ad-fb6e-4eda-a76d-f2c68512bd9a
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pubs:827081
Deposit date:
2018-03-01

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