Analysing Institutional Capacity for Flood Risk Reduction at the Community Level

· 16822, Research Communication
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First Author Affiliation: Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Abstract: Flood related risks have compounded across the globe in the last few years. This is largely due to increasing vulnerability caused by changing climate and rapid urbanisation. This has resulted in making the poor and marginalized sections of society, especially those inhabiting hazardous topographies, more vulnerable to disasters. Although there have been efforts to shift from a response centric approach to a more proactive approach towards disaster risk reduction, institutions continue to face hurdles in implementing disaster related initiatives. To identify these challenges faced by institutions while responding to disasters, the present research collected primary data through field visits, personal interviews and focus group discussions with officials engaged in managing disasters from national to local level in India The affected community was also surveyed. It is suggested that policy makers must consider factors like institutional arrangements, human resources, policy and plans, financial, technical, leadership, perception and awareness programs for enhancing the current state of readiness of institutions to respond to flood disasters.

Keywords: community, disaster management, flood, institutional capacity, disaster preparedness.

 

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How to Cite:

MLA: 
Madan, Aditi. “Analysing Institutional Capacity for Flood Risk Reduction at the Community Level.” Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 1.1 (2016): 51-53. 
APA: 
Madan, A. (2016). Analysing Institutional Capacity for Flood Risk Reduction at the Community Level. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 1(1), 51-53. 
Chicago: 
Madan, Aditi. “Analysing Institutional Capacity for Flood Risk Reduction at the Community Level.” Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 1, no. 1 (2016): 51-53. 
Harvard: 
Madan, A. 2016. Analysing Institutional Capacity for Flood Risk Reduction at the Community Level. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 1(1), pp. 51-53. 
Vancouver: 
Madan A. Analysing Institutional Capacity for Flood Risk Reduction at the Community Level. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2016 Aug 22;1(1):51-53.

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