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Title: A NOVEL FLOOD RESILIENCE FRAMEWORK FOR CITIZENS: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH OF TROPICAL FLOOD PREPAREDNESS GUIDELINES
Authors: MELISSA ANG HUI JIN
Keywords: Flood risk management
flood resilience
flood preparedness
flash flood
Issue Date: 30-Nov-2021
Citation: MELISSA ANG HUI JIN (2021-11-30). A NOVEL FLOOD RESILIENCE FRAMEWORK FOR CITIZENS: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH OF TROPICAL FLOOD PREPAREDNESS GUIDELINES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Flash flooding is one of the most common natural hazards in the world, claiming thousands of lives and millions of dollars in property damage every year. Such threats call for a stronger focus on community flood resilience and flood risk management to reduce community vulnerability to flooding. However, there is inadequate research and guidelines on flash flood management for communities in the tropics. While several empirical studies have looked into flood damage mitigation at the household level, little focus has been made to the actions conducted before and during floods. The aim of this study is to develop a community flood resilience framework in the tropics. A review of the literature on flood management practices and progress in a tropical country, Singapore, as well as flood risk management measures globally and resilience, was carried out. A survey among the 34 professionals was conducted. An investigation of the factors that influence the ranking of the actions taken is carried out. The results showed that the professionals ranked: (1) ensuring the homes and workplaces have flood protection devices, and (2) shutting off the electricity as the top priorities for actions taken before and during flash floods. Combining the survey results with a structural literature review, a flood resilience guideline was developed to address pre-flooding and flooding mitigation efforts to better prepare and equip citizens for future flash floods. The study also found that public participation received little attention in comparison to structural measures. Therefore, coordinated strategies to educate, enable, and integrate bottom-up community actions are required to mitigate flash floods.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/210243
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