Case study: Living on the river bank

Climate change has made it increasingly difficult to predict when the river will overflow and force the families in the neighborhood to leave their homes. While in the past, floods used to strictly obey the circulation of the two seasons − rainy and dry − nowadays flooding is erratic throughout the year. Silay City is considered as one of the fastest growing cities in the Philippines. Hosting the province’s only airport and located at a central spot in Southeast Asia, the city is becoming a popular tourism destination.
 
Since 2013, Silay City has been part of UN Habitat’s program promoting sustainable urban development. With regards to natural hazard risks, the city administration is especially conscious about flooding. It is currently working on relocating inhabitants, who live in the danger zone for floods.
 
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center – Website: http://www.adpc.net

 

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