Assessing institutional capacities for flood disaster risk reduction

Floods are the most frequent and devastating natural disasters in the Asian region. Their impact has grown in spite of our improved ability to monitor and describe them. This paper presents a framework for assessing institutional capacities for flood disaster risk reduction by discussing the following questions: When is flood a disaster? Who and what should be at risk? Who is or should be responsible? How were risks of disaster changed? And, how was performance evaluated? The article suggests that a moderately systematic approach to diagnosis of institutionalised capacities and practices in flood disaster management is feasible and will yield practical insights.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Disaster and emergency response NGOs
  • Disaster preparedness and emergency response policy and administration
  • Disasters
  • Disasters and emergency response
  • Floods
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Contact

Louis Lebel (lebel@loxinfo.co.th)

Author (individual) Lebel, Louis
Date uploaded May 27, 2015, 04:37 (UTC)
Date modified January 11, 2016, 20:01 (UTC)