This study analyses empirical data on the direct damage impact of lake floods using insurance claims for 195 private buildings. A relationship between lake water levels and insurance payments is established, but the estimated economic effects are small.
Community consultation has been mentioned in literature as one of key requirements for developing climate resilient housing but issues related to its real function and linkage to the effectiveness of resilient housing in a given context or community are still problematic.
This paper explores the relationship between vulnerability and resilience in the context of informal settlements, using a case study of two barangays in a rural province in the Philippines. Central to the discussion in this paper is whether and how vulnerability and resilience can exist simultaneously.
We have measured livelihoods vulnerability indices for four disaster prone zones in Bangladesh, namely saline, flood, flash flood and drought. A total of 2558 households were surveyed to collect data on socio-demographics, livelihoods, social networks, health, food and water security, natural disasters and climate variability.
This article describes the multicriteria Monitoring and Alert System designed to allow safe access to Santos Morcillo Lake (located in Ruidera Lakes Natural Park, Central Spain). In the spring of 2007, two families of cracks were observed on both banks of the lake, located near the barrage separating it from the downstream Batana Lake. A sinkhole was also detected.
In this study, the effect of voluntary action to share a common fate on trust was empirically examined. Voluntary actions to share a common fate involve decisions by risk managers that place them at an equal risk as the public during times of disaster.
The benefits of indigenous knowledge within disaster risk reduction are gradually being acknowledged and identified. However, despite this acknowledgement there continues to be a gap in reaching the right people with the correct strategies for disaster risk reduction.