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    Health and wellbeing implications of adaptation to flood risk

    Quinn, Tara and Heath, Stacey and Adger, W. Neil and Abu, Mumuni and Butler, Catherine and Codjoe, Samuel Nii Ardey and Horvath, Csaba and Martinez-Juarez, Pablo and Morrissey, Karyn and Murphy, Conor and Smith, Richard (2023) Health and wellbeing implications of adaptation to flood risk. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 52 (5). pp. 952-962. ISSN 0044-7447

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    Adaptation strategies to ameliorate the impacts of climate change are increasing in scale and scope around the world, with interventions becoming a part of daily life for many people. Though the implications of climate impacts for health and wellbeing are well documented, to date, adaptations are largely evaluated by financial cost and their effectiveness in reducing risk. Looking across different forms of adaptation to floods, we use existing literature to develop a typology of key domains of impact arising from interventions that are likely to shape health and wellbeing. We suggest that this typology can be used to assess the health consequences of adaptation interventions more generally and argue that such forms of evaluation will better support the development of sustainable adaptation planning.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Adaptation; Floods; Health; Typology; Wellbeing;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 17454
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    Depositing User: Conor Murphy
    Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2023 13:25
    Journal or Publication Title: AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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