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close this bookDisaster Mitigation - Trainer's Guide - 1st Edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 53 p.)
close this folderPART ONE: MITIGATION CONCEPTS (1 hour)
View the document2. An epidemiological approach
View the document3. Hazards and their effect
View the document4. Floods and water hazards
View the document5. Earthquakes
View the document6. Volcanic eruption
View the document7. Land instabilities
View the document8. Strong winds
View the document9. Technological hazards
View the document10. Drought and desertification

4. Floods and water hazards


Work your way through these overheads (4-10) spending more time on those disaster types of special concern to the group. As an exercise you may want to choose one of the types to focus on and add to the list of mitigation options by polling the group.

If time allows, call for examples of mitigation programs that the participants have been involved in or are familiar with.

Discussions can stray far from the material at hand if allowed. Try to keep on track and on schedule.



Everything in the floodplain

Land use control

Earthen or solvable structures

Engineering of structures

Buried services and utilities

Elevation of structures

Food stores

Flood control structures

Crops and livestock

Reforestation projects (watershed management)