Climate Change Adaptation in Post-Disaster Recovery Processes: Flood-Affected Communities in Cambodia and Fiji
|Project Summary||By adopting an integrated and participatory action research approach, this project explores how rural communities living in disaster-prone river basins of Cambodia and Fiji respond to increasing incidences of floods, droughts and cyclones under the influence of climate change and other risk factors, such as hydroelectric power development, forest conversion and environmental degradation. Particular emphasis is placed on risk perceptions and adaptive strategies of individuals, families and social groups with regard to regular and catastrophic floods and other hazards and how the livelihoods of vulnerable groups are affected by climate-induced disasters. Our research approach integrates the food, water and energy security nexus with the rural livelihood framework. The aims of the project are to (1) identify the spatial extent and dynamics of climate-induced hazards as a result of multiple risk factors; (2) determine the various factors that can enhance resilience and adaptive capacities of disaster-affected communities in a changing environment, and (3) provide examples of successful community-based hazard management and climate change adaptation that can serve as best-practice models for other disaster-affected communities in the Asia-Pacific region.|
|Project Leader||Professor Andreas Neef, Development Studies, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand|
|Project Collaborators||Bryan Boruff, University of Western Australia; email@example.com |
Natasha Pauli, University of Western Australia; firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Horsley, University of Western Australia; email@example.com
Eleanor Bruce, University of Sydney, Australia; firstname.lastname@example.org
Floris van Ogtrop, University of Sydney, Australia; email@example.com
Jesse Hession Grayman, University of Auckland, New Zealand; firstname.lastname@example.org
Siphat Touch, Ministry of Rural Development, Cambodia; email@example.com
Chanrith Ngin, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia; firstname.lastname@example.org
Nyda Chhinh, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia; email@example.com
Eberhard Weber, University of the South Pacific, Fiji; firstname.lastname@example.org
E. Biggs, University of Western Australia; email@example.com
J. Duncan, University of Western Australia; firstname.lastname@example.org
|Countries Involved||Cambodia, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia|
|Project Duration||3 Years|
|APN Funds (US$)||120,000|
|Project Output||Conference Presentations: |
Benge, L., Neef, A., & Garrett-Walker, R. (2016). Disaster as ‘Development Opportunity’: An Analysis of Institutionalized Disaster Management in the Global South. Presented at the International Conference “Development in Question?” at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, 6-8 October 2016.
Boruff, B., Bruce, E., Neef, A., Biggs, E.M., Horsley, J., van Ogtrop, F., McNeill, K., Pauli, N., & Price, H. (2016). Application of the 'Environmental Livelihood Security' framework: Three case studies in vulnerable regions of Australia, Cambodia and Fiji. Presented at the Association of American Geographers 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, 29 March - 2 April 2016.
Neef, A., Benge, L., & Sochanny, H. with McNeill, K., Horsley,J., Boruff, B., Sabour, J., Michael, S., Carrizosa, A. A., Touch, S., Ngin, C., Varea, R. and Weber, E. (2016). Integrating adaptation strategies into post-disaster recovery: Lessons from Asia-Pacific countries. Presented at the 6th International “Building Resilience” Conference at the University of Auckland, 7-9 September 2016.
Bronnimann, K. (2016). Losing faith in development? The role of religion in a post-disaster environment (BA Honours Dissertation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand).
Wieland, J. R. (2016). Towards an uncertain future with no-regrets: Community decision-making in the face of multiple risks in Fiji (MA Dissertation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand).
Williams, M. (2016). Participatory GIS and community based adaptation to climate change and environmental hazards: A Cambodian case study (Masters Research Thesis, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia).
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