Assessment of flood risk and adaptation efforts of the communities of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, Philippines.

Crisologo, ES and Relox, RE and Trinidad, RB and Vedra, SA and others, (2016) Assessment of flood risk and adaptation efforts of the communities of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, Philippines. AES Bioflux, 8 (3). pp. 283-289.

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Abstract

Lake Mainit is an important ecosystem shared by the provinces of Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte. It is the fourth largest lake in the Philippines. It plays a vital role in the lakeshore communities considering that it brings lots of beneficial uses to local people. Because of some anthropogenic activities within its headwaters, flooding incidents in Jabonga become frequent. These brought risks to people’s lives and properties. This study aimed to assess the awareness level of lakeshore communities in Jabonga and its adaptation efforts. The study reveals that the people in surveyed lakeshore communities are aware of the risks brought by frequent flooding to their lives and properties however, they still prefer to settle to this identified flood hazard areas. This entails that there is a need to enhance the existing flood risk management program to lessen the vulnerability of the people settling near the lake. This is to achieve sustainability on environmental and social developments. Key Words: Lake Mainit, flood, Jabonga, awareness, ecosystem, Kalinawan River.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: eLib Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2017 06:40
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 06:40
URI: http://lib.mainit.org/id/eprint/40

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