Ecosystem-Based Recovery: The Case of Kerala Floods 2018


Tuesday, May 14

2:00p - 3:30p

Room 15

The session will provide background information on the 2018 Kerala disaster context, the PDNA and Nava Keralam recovery and reconstruction plans and present how women, children, differently abled, the elderly and migrants were affected by the 2018 disaster and how they are involved in the recovery process.

It will also present the green/ecosystem aspects of the reconstruction strategy to ensure the concepts of building back better and greener, while covering integrated water resources management and land use management.

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