Case Study

The Role of Local Institutions in Reducing Vulnerability to Recurrent Natural Disasters and in Sustainable Livelihoods Development in High Risk Areas

Funded by
and jointly prepared with the
Food and Agriculture Organization

30 September 2003

   
 

Submitted by:

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

PO Box 4 Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
Tel. (66) 2516-5900 to 5910, Fax (66) 2524-5350, E-mail: adpc@adpc.net


Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION

1. OVERVIEW

1.1 STUDY AREA PROFILE

1.1.1 Iloilo Province
1.1.2 Dumangas Municipality
1.1.3 Study Sites

1.2 HAZARD PROFILE
1.3 VULNERABILITY PROFILE

1.3.1 barangay Balud
1.3.2 barangay Maquina
1.3.3 barangay Barasan
1.3.4 General vulnerability features

1.4. DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT

1.4.1 Local institutions involved in DRM
1.4.2 The National Disaster Risk Management System
1.5.2 DRM coordination at municipality level and below
1.5.2 The Municipal Disaster Preparedness Plan
1.5.3 The barangay Disaster Coordinating Council (BDCC)
1.5.4 DRM Resource Mobilization at local levels
1.5.5 Disaster Risk Management in the Municipality
1.5.6 Disaster Risk Management in the Study Sites

1.6. RISK PROFILE

1.6.1 Community Perception of Risk
1.6.2 Environmental Issues

2. LOCAL INSTITUTIONS RESPONSE TO RECENT NATURAL HAZARDS

2.1 HAZARD EVENTS - 1990 AND 2000

2.1.1 Typhoon Ruping, November 1990
2.1.2 Typhoon Ulpiang, December 2000

2.2 LOCAL INSTITUTION RESPONSE
2.3 HAZARD EVENTS - 2001 AND 2003

2.3.1 Typhoon Nanang, November 2001
2.3.2 Typhoon Chedeng, May 2003

2.4 INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSES
2.5 HOUSEHOLD RESPONSES
2.6 HOUSEHOLD ADAPTIVE CAPACITY

3. ROLE OF LOCAL INSTITUTIONS IN MANAGING RECENT DISASTERS - AN ASSESSMENT

3.1 EVOLUTION OF INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSE

3.1.1 Developments upto 1990s
3.1.2 Developments during early 1990s
3.1.3 Developments since late 1990s

3.2 RECOVERY, MITIGATION AND PREVENTION - GAPS

3.2.1 Recovery from disaster
3.2.3 Reconstruction
3.2.4 Prevention and mitigation

3.3 RECENT INITIATIVES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

3.3.1 Use of Climate Information
3.3.2 Community-based Flood Forecasting and Warning
3.3.3 Public Awareness
3.3.4 Mitigation and prevention

3.4 CONSTRAINTS FOR UNDERTAKING PREVENTION AND MITIGATION MEASURES

4. Conclusions and Recommendations