American Journal of Social Science Research
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American Journal of Social Science Research, Vol.3, No.6, Dec. 2017, Pub. Date: Nov. 16, 2017
Community Based Flood Risk Reduction: A Study of 2010 Floods in Pakistan
Pages: 35-42 Views: 288 Downloads: 58
Authors
[01] Muhammad Iqbal Javed Akhter, Military College of Engineering, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.
[02] Muhammad Irfan, Military College of Engineering, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.
[03] Naeem Shahzad, Military College of Engineering, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.
[04] Rehan Ullah, Military College of Engineering, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.
Abstract
Rapid advancement in technology brought dramatic changes in population growth, which ultimately leads to natural and man-made disasters such as global warming, greenhouse gases, the rise in sea level, land sliding, floods etc. Among natural disasters, floods are most destructive and notorious. Floods are natural phenomena which cannot be stopped but its adverse effects can be reduced through structural and non-structural measures. Factors contributing to the vulnerability of local community can be addressed using indigenous knowledge. This study provides a vivid picture of problems arises due to floods being faced by the local community of district Charsadda. The focus of the study is to highlight all those factors, which directly or indirectly contribute to flood occurrence. The recommendations provided by this paper are solely based on indigenous knowledge and local community perceptions and suggestions. This study could be helpful to all the government departments and non-government organization to understand the major causes of floods. It will help them in development of risk reduction measures and policies.
Keywords
Vulnerability, Hazard, Mitigation, Local Community, Risk, Flood
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