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Floods and the Poor: Reducing the Vulnerability of the Poor to the Negative Impacts of Floods

Floods and the Poor: Reducing the Vulnerability of the Poor to the Negative Impacts of Floods
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • Flood mitigation projects worldwide have tended to follow a standard, top-down, and predominantly engineering approach. This paper suggests problems with that approach, examines water-related disasters from the point of view of affected poor households, and proposes steps to help flood-prone communities prepare and cope more effectively.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Global, Bangladesh, China
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Floods, Poverty, Poverty reduction
  • Main target audience: Land-use planners, Project planners, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Programme presentation, Recommendations
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Published in 2015