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Author (up) Gah-Kai Leung
Title Reducing Flood Risks for Young People in the UK Housing Market Type Conference Article
Year 2021 Publication ISCRAM 2021 Conference Proceedings – 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal Iscram 2021
Volume Issue Pages 481-487
Keywords flooding, housing, vulnerability, resilience, insurance
Abstract Flooding is one of the most serious natural hazards faced in the UK. The Environment Agency estimates that in England alone, about 5.2 million properties are at risk of flooding, or roughly one in six (2009: 3). Flooding imposes significant financial, psychological and social burdens on households and these may be especially acute for young people in the property market, such as renters and first-time buyers. This paper examines how housing-related policy can help alleviate the burdens of flooding on young people in the housing market. First, it canvasses the kinds of damage inflicted when flooding affects properties. Second, it discusses the financial burdens imposed by such damage. Third, it enumerates the financial burdens and benefits of measures to protect against flooding. Fourth, it considers the non-monetary burdens of flooding, in the form of psychological and social burdens. Finally, the paper offers some policy recommendations in light of the preceding discussion.
Address University of Warwick
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Virginia Tech Place of Publication Blacksburg, VA (USA) Editor Anouck Adrot; Rob Grace; Kathleen Moore; Christopher W. Zobel
Language English Summary Language English Original Title
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Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 978-1-949373-61-5 ISBN Medium
Track Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Expedition Conference 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Notes Gah-Kai.Leung@warwick.ac.uk Approved no
Call Number ISCRAM @ idladmin @ Serial 2349
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