Stakeholders' views towards flood risk management in the Paz River catchment area of Guatemala and El Salvador
2015 (English)In: Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, ISSN 1354-9839, E-ISSN 1469-6711, Vol. 20, no 8, 892-907 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The river Paz is a transboundary river that flows through Guatemala and El Salvador. Its frequent floods endanger the lives and livelihoods of downstream communities. Attempts have previously been made to develop flood management programmes for this watershed. However, these approaches were generally made by high-level governmental institutions with few if any contributions from floodplain communities and other stakeholders. Recognising that public consultation is a key aspect in flood management programmes, we intend in this work to extract different stakeholders' views regarding current and future flooding and flood management programmes in the Paz River basin. This is achieved using Future Scenarios Workshops with a projected time horizon of 30 years. The exercise was expected to identify consensual short- and medium–long-term flood management strategies for the Paz River basin that draws on input from inhabitants of flood-prone areas and other stakeholders.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2015. Vol. 20, no 8, 892-907 p.
floods, flood management, stakeholder workshops, scenario building
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-234293DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2013.874986OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-234293DiVA: diva2:755987