Mobility in the Face of Extreme Hydrometeorological Events 2

Analysis of Adaptation Rhythms

Mobility in the Face of Extreme Hydrometeorological Events 2

Edited by

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

ISBN : 9781785482908

Publication Date : March 2020

Hardcover 266 pp

150.00 USD



The first volume of this series defined the reference scales for the analysis of specific interactions between flood dynamics and social responses. Building on this, this book focuses on the adaptation rhythms of individuals and collectives to extreme hydrometeorological phenomena. How many floods does it take to see risk management measures implemented at the local level or more broadly?

Through an interdisciplinarity approach, this book addresses the issue of adaptation rates by differentiating between the specific tempos of the crisis (short-term analysis) and those of the inter-crisis and prevention (long-term analysis). With regards to long-term analysis, this book examines the rhythm of urbanization in flood-prone areas.

The methodological aspects of these analyses are also applied to adaptation rates. These include data from social networks to observe social reactions rates following events and social mobility – both during the crisis and in the long term for prevention. A summary is also provided, and an examination of the relationship between water mobility and human mobility.

The structure of the book allows for an à la carte reading – either linear or by drawing from the different chapters offered, according to needs and desires.


1. Interdisciplinary Travel, Céline Lutoff, Jean-Dominique Creutin, Séverine Durand, Isabelle Ruin, Sandrine Anquetin and Brice Boudevillan.
2. The Pace of Urbanization in Flood-Prone Areas, Sylvie Duvillard, Isabelle André-Poyaud and Charles-Antoine Choquet.
3. Factors Influencing Residential Choices in Flood-Prone Areas: From Principles to Actors’ Actual Practices, Séverine Durand, Céline Lutoff
and Sylvie Duvillard.
4. When Driving to Work Becomes Dangerous, Isabelle Ruin, Saif Shabou, Sonia Chardonnel, Céline Lutoff and Sandrine Anquetin.
5. Assigning Travel-Activity Patterns Based On Socio-Demographics for Flood Risk Assessment, Saif Shabou, Isabelle Ruin, Céline Lutoff,
Sonia Chardonnel and Samuel Debionne.
6. Geolocated Tweets as a Means of Observing Extreme Natural Events. First Specifications, Camille Cavalière, Paule-Annick Davoine,
Céline Lutoff and Isabelle Ruin.
7. Adaptation Paces – Physical Cursors for Action Analysis, Céline Lutoff, Brice Boudevillain, Jean-Dominique Creutin and Sonia Chardonnel.
8. Method for Observing the Rates of Exposure to Flash Floods: Physical and Social Processes, Céline Lutoff, Séverine Durand
and Jean-Dominique Creutin.

About the authors/editors

Céline Lutoff is Senior Lecturer at Grenoble Alpes University, France, at the Social Sciences Research Center (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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