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Resilience Building in Flood-Prone Areas: From Flood Protection to Flood Management

  • N. Choudhury
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Abstract

Floods continue to adversely affect the life and livelihoods of the riverine population. This happens despite the public investment that has taken place on flood protection in the last six decades. The discourse around flood protection now needs to be shifted to flood governance through resilience building among the flood-prone riverine population. Resilience building could take place through multiple sets of interventions that would aim at reducing vulnerability, enhancing access to various developmental services and maximizing productivity. An action needs to be undertaken on a mission mode, and a special multisectoral programme, something akin to a Flood-Prone Area Initiative programme, is the need of the hour.

Keywords

Flood management Flood protection Flood-prone areas Natural hazard 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The author acknowledges the generous support of the Tata Trusts for supporting the field research for this study. The author would also like to thank the Centre for Microfinance and Livelihoods, Guwahati, Assam, and Deshbandhu Club, Cachar, Assam, for facilitating the field research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Choudhury
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  1. 1.School of Habitat StudiesTata Institute of Social SciencesMumbaiIndia

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