Are preventive and coping measures enough to avoid loss and damage from flooding in Udayapur district, Nepal?

Bauer, Kenneth, (2013). Are preventive and coping measures enough to avoid loss and damage from flooding in Udayapur district, Nepal?. International Journal of Global Warming, 5(4), 433-451

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    Author Bauer, Kenneth
    Title Are preventive and coping measures enough to avoid loss and damage from flooding in Udayapur district, Nepal?
    Appearing in International Journal of Global Warming
    Volume 5
    Issue No. 4
    Publication Date 2013
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Inderscience
    Start page 433
    End page 451
    Language eng
    Abstract

    This case study examines househol
    d vulnerability and responses in
    relation to flooding in Udayapur distri
    ct, Nepal. It describes how communities
    in this region deal with flooding and as
    ks to what extent their preventive,
    coping, and adaptation measures have
    been successful in avoiding loss and
    damage. A 300-household survey, along with open interviews and focus group
    discussions, revealed a wide range of strategies that families adopt in relation
    to flooding. In situ measures – such
    as the construction of sand embankments,
    stonewalls, and bamboo fences – are frequen
    tly used measures to control floods
    and prevent impacts. The most common c
    oping strategies in Udayapur district
    are outmigration for labour and reliance on non-food income, social networks,
    and external support. The results show that despite high adoption rates, for a
    majority of the households, preventive
    and adaptation measures are often not
    enough to avoid loss and damage.

    Copyright Holder Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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