In the September edition of the FCERM Network newsletter, we bring you news and events from the flood and coastal erosion risk management community, as well as a fantastic selection of member publications.
We also bring you this month's In Perspective blog which has been written by Dr. Nick Mount of Nottingham University. In this short article Nick explores the idea that one the greatest influences on flood risk is actually people and their behaviour. He argues that understanding these complex human considerations requires expertise from social scientists, behavioural psychologists, marketing specialists and so on, and may herald significant changes in the way we fund and build research teams. In this month's article he asks the fundamental question – is it time to redefine ‘who’ we involve in FCERM research?