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Assessing population perception and socioeconomic impact related to flood episodes in urban Cote d'Ivoire

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-28T14:15:14Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-28T14:15:14Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-28 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15050
dc.description.abstract Urban flooding causes serious socioeconomic damages to cities worldwide. However, due to the lack of adequate sanitation and housing infrastructures, populations in developing countries are the most affected. This study sought to assess the population perception of the main issues around flooding, and the socioeconomic impact of flood-related damage in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Direct field observations, meteorological data analysis, a survey of land features and household interviews were therefore conducted. Poor design and mismanagement of drainage systems were seen as the primary causes of flooding, while the two main consequences reported were the displacement of affected populations and material damage. Residents seem to be aware of the causes and the potential consequences of flooding; however, they are lacking adequate prevention strategies and effective mechanisms of coping with the damage inflicted. For a more efficient flood management system, collaboration between authorities and affected populations is highly encouraged. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject DEVELOPING COUNTRY en
dc.subject IVORY COAST en
dc.subject URBAN FLOODING en
dc.subject RISK PERCEPTION en
dc.subject SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title Assessing population perception and socioeconomic impact related to flood episodes in urban Cote d'Ivoire en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version N en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 13(4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11089 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=21930 en
dc.PageNumber 2210-2223 en
dc.outputnumber 10192 en
dc.bibliographictitle Kablan, A.K.M., Dongo, K., Fokou, G. & Coulibaly, M. (2019) Assessing population perception and socioeconomic impact related to flood episodes in urban Cote d'Ivoire . <i>International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences</i>. 13(4):2210-2223. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Kablan, A.K.M. en
dc.contributor.author2 Dongo, K. en
dc.contributor.author3 Fokou, G. en
dc.contributor.author4 Coulibaly, M. en


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