Provocation

Flooding and resilience: the important role children and young people can play

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Flooding in York, UK, 2007 - Claudio Mazzetti

Marion Walker draws on research into the 2013/2014 UK floods to argue that “by understanding their perspectives and capacities” children and young people “could inform more effective policy, enhance resilience and reduce the impact of future emergencies. Children have the right to be heard and actively participate in matters that affect them, in particular flood management.” This provocation also includes examples of issues raised in Flood Manifestos by children and young people covering flood education, defences, and health.

Image: Floods in York; Claudio Mazzetti, Creative Commons.  

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