After the Flood Is Before the Next Flood

Szoenyi, M., Venkateswaran, K., Keating, A., & MacClune, K. (2017). After the Flood Is Before the Next Flood. In: Flood Damage Survey and Assessmentt: New Insights from Research and Practice. Eds. Molinari, Daniela, Menoni, Scira, & Ballio, Francesco, pp. 135-149 Washingotn, DC, USA: American Geophysical Union. ISBN 978-1-119-21792-3 10.1002/9781119217930.ch10.

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This chapter explains the rationale and approach of the PERC methodology and presents consolidated findings from studies conducted so far. Conducting a forensic post-event study is similar to detective work in that it needs an experienced team of experts, a consistent and iterative meta-structure, and guidance on how to pursue leads and new information. As part of this analysis and assessment work, an agent landscape map is built identifying the key players involved in disaster risk management and their roles, decision making, and communication structures and interactions within their and across sectors. The central aim of a single PERC analysis is to provide a comprehensive picture of what happened and why, and what opportunities exist to build disaster resilience. By using a systematic methodology like PERC to provide a “forensic” analysis of disaster events, we are identifying generalizable lessons aimed at understanding and increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability across social, political, economic, and geographic contexts.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: catastrophe intervention;disaster forensics; flood damage assessment; flood damage survey; flood risk management; post-event review capability methodology; post-event review capability studies; Zurich Insurance's flood resilience alliance
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 12:28
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:41

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