Mobility in the Face of Extreme Hydrometeorological Events 1

Defining the Relevant Scales of Analysis

Mobility in the Face of Extreme Hydrometeorological Events 1

Edited by

Céline Lutoff, Grenoble Alpes University, France
Séverine Durand, Grenoble Alpes University, France

ISBN : 9781785482892

Publication Date : July 2018

Hardcover 290 pp

150.00 USD



When human mobility and flood dynamics intersect, too often we witness tragedies that could have been avoided.

This collective book is the result of the work of an interdisciplinary team. It aims to explore social and hydrological dynamics in order to understand the mechanisms that lead to disasters as well as, conversely, to events of limited impact.

Based on the flash floods that primarily affected the Mediterranean Basin, this book helps to define which events have a high social, hydrological, media-related or territorial impact. It explores specific forecasted problems and studies their influence on regulation, territorial development and social migrations. This book also deals with the place of the multi-scalar approach in the socio-hydrological analysis of the exposure of social mobility to flash floods.


1. Mobility Exposure Scales of Analysis in the Face of Flash Floods, Céline Lutoff, Jean-Dominique Creutin, Isabelle Ruin and Sylvie Duvillard.
2. Social Effects of Floods on Mobilities: A Comparison Between Short-term and Long-term Perspectives, Séverine Durand and Isabelle Ruin.
3. The Challenges of Flash Flood Forecasting,
Isabelle Braud, Béatrice Vincendon, Sandrine Anquetin, Véronique Ducrocq and Jean-Dominique Creutin.
4. High-impact Weather Events: Is a Socio-hydrometeorological Characterization Possible?, Sandrine Anquetin, Isabelle Ruin, Gilles Molinié,
Jean-Stéphane Carnel, Benoit Lafon, Isabelle Braud, Céline Lutoff, Bruno Wilhelm and Jean-Dominique Creutin.
5. Legal Evolution of the Conflict Between Water Mobility and the Mobility of People, Jean-Dominique Creutin and Valérie Sanseverino-Godfrin.
6. The Difficulties in Local Implementation of Risk Prevention Policies,
Joël Boulier, Edwige Dubos-Paillard, Antonin Pavard and Valérie Sanseverino-Godfrin.
7. The Influence of Residential Migrations on the Evolution of Populations Exposed to a Flood Risk,
Edwige Dubos-Paillard, Antonin Pavard and Joël Boulier.
8. Exposure to Flash Floods: The Conflict Between Human Mobility and Water Mobility,
Céline Lutoff, Jean-Dominique Creutin, Isabelle Ruin, Sylvie Duvillard, Sandrine Anquetin and Marco Borga.

About the authors/editors

Céline Lutoff is Senior Lecturer at Grenoble Alpes University, France, at the laboratory of social sciences at Grenoble (PACTE). She piloted the ANR MobiClimEx project and currently
co-manages a platform dedicated to a science-society interface concerning regional climate change, Ouranos-AuRA.

Séverine Durand, an environmental sociologist, defended a thesis in 2014 at Aix-Marseille University, France, on living practices in flood zones. During her four years working towards her postdoctoral thesis, she contributed to the MobiClimEx project, proposing a socio-anthropologic approach to mobility facing flash floods.

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