Editorial: Flood risk perception, vulnerability, and risk: from assessments to analyses

Saad Bhatti, Irfan Ahmad Rana, Jayant Kumar Routray

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Rising global temperatures are increasing the frequency and intensity of floods worldwide 6 (Chang and Franczyk, 2008). Although efforts are being made to contain global warming to 7 below 2°C rise, compared to the pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) and making an all-out 8 effort to limit this increase to 1.5°C (UNFCCC, 2015), it is still crucial to focus on flood risk 9 reduction through understanding the vulnerabilities and capacities of both the communities 10 and relevant institutions handling disaster response. This research topic explores the 11 analytical methods and strategies to understand the human-environment linkages and 12 complexities that underpin flood risk assessments, preparedness, response, recovery, and 13 mitigation activities. The proposed methods and findings could help improve flood risk 14 management through effective community preparedness, enhanced yet simplified flood 15 information systems, and mitigation strategies suited to specific communities or regions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1258709
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalFrontiers in Water
Early online date19 Sept 2023
Publication statusPublished online - 19 Sept 2023


  • community engagement
  • adaptation
  • flood information system
  • flood risk management
  • flood risk reduction
  • flood risk assessment


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