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Flood Risk Perception in Tanzania: A Case of Flood Affected Arean in Dar es Salaam
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main objective of this study is to understand and asses flood risk perception among people living in Msimbazi Valley in Das es Salaam, Tanzania. Many of the people I have interviewed are experiencing flooding every year but it is rarely considered disastrous. Looked at individually they may not be disasters but cumulatively they may be. The rapid urbanisation, in this part of the world, forces people to live on hazardous but central land because of the livelihood opportunities available there. The government and the local communities are well aware of the risk of floods in the area and are considered as a serious threat to the families. People are still living in these areas because they find the benefits big enough to make up the risks.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
risk perception, flooding, floods, urban vulnerability, flood plain settlers, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-1387OAI: diva2:189999
Available from: 2006-11-24 Created: 2006-11-24Bibliographically approved

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