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Svedung, Inge
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Persson, E., Nyberg, L. & Svedung, I. (2015). Flood Warning in a Swedish Local Risk Management Context. Disaster Prevention and Management, 24(3), 383-396
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Flood Warning in a Swedish Local Risk Management Context
2015 (English)In: Disaster Prevention and Management, ISSN 0965-3562, E-ISSN 1758-6100, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 383-396Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper aims to explore how local early warning systems (EWS) for floods are established at the municipality level in Sweden. The study also aims to analyse the role of EWSs in a risk management context. The overall purpose of this study is to elucidate how and to what extent the adoption of local EWSs can generate value added benefits throughout the wider risk management process.

Semi-structured interviews have been conducted with supervisors at each municipality in order to depict how local EWS are established at the municipality level in Sweden. The interviews went through a content analysis with respect to theory on EWS and theory on the risk management process.

The possible effects from an EWS is not only reduced flood losses but also potential spinoff. The possibility of spinoff effects from the system, but also the mitigating effectiveness in case of a flood is largely dependent on the well-being of the organization and its risk management processes.

This study widens the understanding of the value of an EWS and that the organizational culture and state of risk management system has influence on the availability of such value. Identifying the potential added value from EWSs is important from a more general disaster risk reduction perspective, as it helps to further motivate implementation of proactive risk management measures. This knowledge can be of help to others who investigate the possibilities of investing in EWSs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015
Keywords
Flood Warning, Early Warning System, Risk Management, Natural Hazard
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Risk and Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35289 (URN)10.1108/DPM-07-2014-0140 (DOI)000356436200007 ()
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2015-02-27 Created: 2015-02-27 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. & Svedung, I. (2013). Cross-sectorial and holistic management approaches in societal risk and safety management: A review of the content in Swedish action programmes for civil protection against accidents. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cross-sectorial and holistic management approaches in societal risk and safety management: A review of the content in Swedish action programmes for civil protection against accidents
2013 (English)In: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, ISSN 0966-0879, E-ISSN 1468-5973Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27078 (URN)
Available from: 2013-04-26 Created: 2013-04-26 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Svedung, I., Hedelin, B., Evers, M. & Nyberg, L. (2012). A socio-physical systems perspective on Land Use Planning: Mapping preconditions and planning process as a base for discussion. In: : . Paper presented at The 43rd ESReDA Seminar on Land Use Planning and Risk-Informed Decision Making Octobre 22-23, 2012 INSA-Rouen, 76801 Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray Cedex, France.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A socio-physical systems perspective on Land Use Planning: Mapping preconditions and planning process as a base for discussion
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-16064 (URN)
Conference
The 43rd ESReDA Seminar on Land Use Planning and Risk-Informed Decision Making Octobre 22-23, 2012 INSA-Rouen, 76801 Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray Cedex, France
Available from: 2012-12-03 Created: 2012-12-03 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Evers, M., Nyberg, L. & Svedung, I. (2012). Reducing flood risk by integrative land use planning. In: Proceedings of the 43rd ESReDA seminar on land use planning and risk-informed decision making. Saint-Étienne-du Rouvray, France, Oct 22-23, 2012: . Paper presented at ESReDA.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reducing flood risk by integrative land use planning
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 43rd ESReDA seminar on land use planning and risk-informed decision making. Saint-Étienne-du Rouvray, France, Oct 22-23, 2012, 2012Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Engineering and Technology Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-16051 (URN)
Conference
ESReDA
Available from: 2012-12-03 Created: 2012-12-03 Last updated: 2019-09-26Bibliographically approved
Rådbo, H., Svedung, I. & Andersson, R. (2011). Suicide and the Potential for Suicide Prevention on the Swedish Rail Network: A Qualitative Multiple Case Study. In: C. Berenguer, A. Grall & C. Guedes Soares (Ed.), C. Bérenguer, A. Grall & G. C. Soares (Ed.), Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management: . Paper presented at THE EUROPEAN SAFETY AND RELIABILITY CONFERENCE, ESREL 2011, TROYES, FRANCE, 18–22 SEPTEMBER 2011 (pp. 10-12). CRC Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Suicide and the Potential for Suicide Prevention on the Swedish Rail Network: A Qualitative Multiple Case Study
2011 (English)In: Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management / [ed] C. Bérenguer, A. Grall & G. C. Soares, CRC Press, 2011, p. 10-12Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CRC Press, 2011
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-2869 (URN)10.1201/b11939 (DOI)978-0-415-68379-1 (ISBN)978-0-203-13510-5 (ISBN)
Conference
THE EUROPEAN SAFETY AND RELIABILITY CONFERENCE, ESREL 2011, TROYES, FRANCE, 18–22 SEPTEMBER 2011
Available from: 2008-10-16 Created: 2008-10-16 Last updated: 2019-07-05Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A., Svedung, I. & Denk, T. (2009). Institutionalisation of risk and safety management at the local governmental level in Sweden. Journal of Risk Research, 12(5), 687-708
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Institutionalisation of risk and safety management at the local governmental level in Sweden
2009 (English)In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 12, no 5, p. 687-708Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The starting point for this article is the need for empirical knowledge about organizational configuration for societal risk and safety management activities ina modern welfare society. In this paper, we use Sweden as an empirical frame to analyze the administrative management structure at the local governmental level.The analysis is based on statistical analysis of information from a web-survey with administrative chief/head officials (n51283) with responsibilities for different municipal functions and sectors. The sample represented 25% of the Swedish municipalities (n5290) and the response rate was approximately 60% (n5766).The responses to two sets of questions (25 and 45 questions) are used for statistical analyses of management structures and task distribution within themunicipal organizations. Principal component factor analyses with Varimax and Kaisers Normalization was applied as a structure detection method. The resultsindicate a clear and uniform way to institutionalize societal risk and safety management at the local level. Furthermore, the management course of action is found to have different types of value characters. The implications that arise from the patterns identified in this study are considered to be of general relevance and topicality for research and practice in this area

Keywords
risk, safety, management, Sweden, institutionalization, municipality
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Political Science
Research subject
Public Health Science; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11045 (URN)10.1080/1366987080268929 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A., Denk, T. & Svedung, I. (2009). Institutionalization of risk and safety management at the local governmental level in Sweden. Journal of Risk Research, 12(5), 687-708
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Institutionalization of risk and safety management at the local governmental level in Sweden
2009 (English)In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 12, no 5, p. 687-708Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The starting point for this article is the need for empirical knowledge about organizational configuration for societal risk and safety management activities in a modern welfare society. In this paper, we use Sweden as an empirical frame to analyze the administrative management structure at the local governmental level. The analysis is based on statistical analysis of information from a web‐survey with administrative chief/head officials (n = 1283) with responsibilities for different municipal functions and sectors. The sample represented 25% of the Swedish municipalities (n = 290) and the response rate was approximately 60% (n = 766). The responses to two sets of questions (25 and 45 questions) are used for statistical analyses of management structures and task distribution within the municipal organizations. Principal component factor analyses with Varimax and Kaiser's Normalization was applied as a structure detection method. The results indicate a clear and uniform way to institutionalize societal risk and safety management at the local level. Furthermore, the management course of action is found to have different types of value characters. The implications that arise from the patterns identified in this study are considered to be of general relevance and topicality for research and practice in this area.

National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27077 (URN)10.1080/13669870802689290 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-04-26 Created: 2013-04-26 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Rådbo, H., Svedung, I., Renck, B. & Andersson, R. (2009). Railway and raílway suicide prevention in a Swedish context. Paper presented at Internationell Railway Safety Conference. Paper presented at Internationell Railway Safety Conference. Båstad
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Railway and raílway suicide prevention in a Swedish context
2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Båstad: , 2009
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11264 (URN)
Conference
Internationell Railway Safety Conference
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A., Denk, T. & Svedung, I. (2009). The typology for allocations of societal risk and safety management tasks at the local governmental level: Framing the current directions in Sweden. Safety Science, 47(5), 680-685
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The typology for allocations of societal risk and safety management tasks at the local governmental level: Framing the current directions in Sweden
2009 (English)In: Safety Science, ISSN 0925-7535, E-ISSN 1879-1042, Vol. 47, no 5, p. 680-685Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The starting point for this article is the need to develop empirical insights about contemporary societal risk and safety management practice and executive structures. In order to facilitate insights about societal risk and safety management in a Scandinavian welfare context we use Sweden and its local governmental level (municipal) as an empirical frame in this paper. The aim for this article is to analyse how a variety of risk and safety management tasks are divided within the Swedish municipalities. The objectives are to frame the current directions for internal allocations of risk and safety issues by providing an empirically based executive typology and to contemplate the implications and future research needs that arise from that management pattern.The analysis is based on statistical analysis of information from a web-survey with chief officials (n = 1283) with responsibilities for different municipal functions and sectors. In this study the responses to one of the survey questions are used for statistical analysis. The analyzed question focused on the degree that the respondents estimated that their administrative sector or function handled a selection of risk and safety management assignments (n = 45). A factor analysis was applied to identify patterns in the dataset. The analysis resulted in an eight factor solution with a high degree of explained variance (74.3%). The results provide an elementary contribution to the understanding of the current societal risks and safety management directions.

Keywords
Societal risk management, Societal safety management, Sweden, Typology, Municipal
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27075 (URN)10.1016/j.ssci.2008.09.008 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-04-26 Created: 2013-04-26 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Rådbo, H., Svedung, I., Renck, B. & Andersson, R. (2008). Railway suicide analysis and Prevention in a Swedish context. In: : . Paper presented at Trespassers on railway lines and suicide ERA seminar.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Railway suicide analysis and Prevention in a Swedish context
2008 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Suicide is a dominating, although hidden, safety problem on Swedish railroads. The aim of my first paper (Rådbo et al, 2005) is to describe the epidemiology of fatal train-person collisions as a basis for systems-oriented prevention. Data on collision circumstances were collected from narrative reports at the Swedish National Rail Administration. Results shows how the events were evenly distributed by months and weekdays, however most suicides occur in day-time while unintentional events usually occur at night. Most train-person collisions happened in densely populated areas, and 75 % of the suicide victims were waiting on or close to the track before the collision. Significance test between types of injury event (suicide, accident or unknown intent) showed small or no differences, and one conclusion is that traditional approaches to accident prevention by systems modification seem largely applicable to combat railroad suicide as well. Our findings show promising preventive potentials. The aim of my second paper (Rådbo et al, 2007) is to theoretically derive and categorise a set of railway suicide prevention strategies with special regard to measures under the potential control of the railway system-owners. The methodological approach departs from synthesizing generic accident and suicide prevention models. Secondly, potential barriers are identified by means of fault tree analysis (FTA), and thirdly results from this analysis are validated against Haddons ten energy-based injury prevention strategies.Our results include 20 separate preventive strategies, of which most are in reach of railway system-owners themselves. Four of them aim to reduce perceived attractiveness and availability, nine aim to influence accessibility to track areas and the potential of collision, five strategies aim to mitigate consequences of collision, and three encompass medical survival and recovery strategies.To evaluate the barriers practical feasibility, etc., is beyond the aim of this study. However, technological development and innovations may turn less realistic alternatives today into more realistic possibilities tomorrow, as has been proven in other fields.Further researchAt the ERA seminar I also will tell you about further research and my two not yet publicized studies that includes in my theses. The aim of my third paper Suicide and potentials for suicide prevention on the Swedish Rail Network; a qualitative multiple case study is to evaluate the content of existing reports on railway suicide incidents from a preventive perspective and to identify and categorise additional preventive-oriented information from independent site investigations. The overall goal of my fourth study Feasibility of railway suicide prevention strategies; a focus group study is to explore preferences for preventative strategies against railway suicide among relevant professional groups. More specifically, this study aims are to analyze the acceptance and understanding of theoretically and empirically derived preventative strategies among selected professional groups, and to validate and further develop these strategies.

National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-22839 (URN)
Conference
Trespassers on railway lines and suicide ERA seminar
Available from: 2013-01-22 Created: 2013-01-22 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
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