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Examining the feasibility of informal settlement flood Early Warning Systems : focus on the urban flood-risk experience of Kosovo and Masiphumelele residents, Cape Town South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Solomon, F.J .
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-07T19:24:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-07T19:24:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53007
dc.description.abstract Much of the City of Cape Town’s urban landscape is characterized by informal settlements, a legacy left by the apartheid regime, with many poor and disadvantaged communities living in areas exposed to the recurrent risk of rising floods. This thesis examines the applicability of people-centred approaches to flood warning systems in informal settlements in Cape Town. Recurrent flood impacts, during the winter rainfall months, and their costs, are disproportionally borne by those at risk, and the local governments that are required to repeatedly respond to them. Behavioural factors influencing response to flood-risk and flood warnings are examined. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICA--CAPE TOWN en
dc.subject INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS en
dc.subject FLOODING en
dc.subject URBAN FLOODING en
dc.subject EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS en
dc.subject DISASTER PREVENTION en
dc.subject WETLANDS en
dc.subject HUMAN GEOGRAPHY en
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION en
dc.subject NATURAL DISASTERS en
dc.subject ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject PUBLIC INFORMATION en
dc.subject STATISTICAL ANALYSIS en
dc.subject COMMUNICATION en
dc.title Examining the feasibility of informal settlement flood Early Warning Systems : focus on the urban flood-risk experience of Kosovo and Masiphumelele residents, Cape Town South Africa en
dc.type Thesis en
idrc.project.number 105674
idrc.project.componentnumber 105674001
idrc.project.title Managing the Risk of Flooding and Sea-level Rise in Cape Town : the Power of Collective Governance en
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.description.degree Master's degree
dc.contributor.department Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town
idrc.recordsserver.bcsnumber IC01-880-59


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