flооd еmеrgеnсy mаnаgеmеnt аt UK and Turkey

Background / Introduction

  • What is the problem with flooding
  • Why do floods need to be managed
  • What different flood management strategies are used / different approaches
  •  Why do people measure flood management efficiency / how do they do it


What is the purpose of this paper – ‘to compare different benchmark used to measure the efficiency of different flood management strategies and to identify a series of benchmarks for which to measure and compare the efficiency of systems in UK and Turkey


Research aim and objectives

  • What exactly is the point of your study? What is the big research question? / Key purpose of your study
  • How will you go about investigating this? / What actions will you take


  • How have you selected the different papers that you are reviewing
  • What method have you used to compare these papers to eachother e.g. meta analysis / content analysis ( Look at research methods literature – how to compare documentation?)


  • Where did you access the papers from
  • What search terms did you use
  • How many different evaluation systems did you identify
  • What different countries did you look at?
  • What questions did you use to review the papers – you should be looking at how their benchmarks were identified, what benchmarks have been used and how successful they have been
    • Benchmarks to measure efficiency
    • Qualitative or quantitative data needed
    • Who carries out the assessments
    • How was data collected
    • Who reviews the evidence
    • What situations was this framework to be used in
    • What country was it developed for
    • Have any of these benchmarks been evaluated after they have been used / has the system been successful?
    • Which benchmarks do they recommend and why?
    • Which benchmarks do they criticise and why?
    • Which other systems do they praise
    • Which other systems do they critise
    • Did they adapt any other systems in order to build their own
    • Etc etc etc
  • I want to see tables that show the comparison for each of these questions independently
  • I want to see a final framework which exhibits all your data and clearly shows similarities and differences between the different systems
  • What limitations with your review were there i.e. the process you went through in this research
    • E.g. What information couldn’t you find in the papers / which questions couldn’t you answer?
    • E.g. How different were each of the papers / the context they were used in


  • Report on you key research questions using your literature review.
  • Use each of the questions that you used to review your literature.
  • Use table to exhibit differences between each of the systems – either use numbers / colours, ticks to show how each different system compares to each other.
  • Identify the similarities and differences
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify which benchmarks are good and why? Which benchmarks you will use in your assessment for the UK and Turkey
  • Identify which benchmarks are bad and why?  Which benchmarks won’t you use / reject for your comparison?
  • What data should be collected to evaluate each of these benchmarks i.e. what information do you need to know in order to make a judgement.
  • Use the comparison framework to direct your reader to the correct evidence.


Discussion – this is where your opinion is voiced / your critical analysis of the data

  • What does the framework show? Work through each individual question.
  • What combination of benchmarks does the framework suggest should be used and why?
  • Which benchmarks have been rejected and why?
  • Provide diagrams is possible to illustrate the points you are making.


  • Benchmarks that you have selected as the best way to measure flood management efficiency in Turkey and the UK and and why?
  • Your key arguments for using these – how do you defend your decisions?


  • What next – how do you plan to use these benchmarks in the UK and Turkey
  • What data do you hope to collect?
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