Article ID: CBB714683770

'That’s Where I First Saw the Water': Mobilizing Children’s Voices in UK Flood Risk Management (December 2017)


Williams, Alison Lloyd (Author)
Bingley, Amanda (Author)
Walker, Marion (Author)
Mort, Maggie (Author)
Howells, Virginia (Author)

Volume: 7
Issue: 3
Pages: 76-93
Publication date: December 2017
Language: English

Publication Date: December 2017
Edition Details: Mobilities in a Dangerous World

This article reports on a project, led jointly by Lancaster University and Save the Children UK, that used mobile, creative, and performance-based methods to understand children’s experiences and perceptions of the 2013–2014 UK winter floods and to promote their voices in flood risk management. We argue that our action-based methodology situated the children as “flood actors” by focusing on their sensory experience of the floods and thus their embodied knowledge and expertise. The research activities of walking, talking, and taking photographs around the flooded landscape, as well as model making and the use of theater and performance, helped to “mobilize” the children not only to recall what they did during the floods but also to identify and communicate to policy makers and practitioners how we can all do things differently before, during, and after flooding.

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Demeritt, David
Escobar, Maria Paula
Le Roux, Thomas
Levy, Philip
Miller, Char
Oscarson, Christopher Paul
Public Understanding of Science
Environmental History
Journal of Historical Geography
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
Historical Archaeology
Pearson Education Resources Italia
University of California, Berkeley
University of Oklahoma
Louisiana State University Press
Ohio University Press
Presses Universitaires de Rennes
Landscape; landscapes
Disasters; catastrophes
Environmental history
Water resource management
Bailey, Liberty Hyde
Galilei, Galileo
Linnaeus, Carolus
Washington, George
Wright, Mabel Osgood
Time Periods
19th century
21st century
17th century
20th century
20th century, early
Great Britain
California (U.S.)

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