Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Flood Risk and Vulnerability in Peru
This report is part of a larger interdisciplinary initiative to evaluate the efficacy of season-ahead flood predictions, proactive management strategies, and communication efforts in disaster planning and relief efforts. Our research seeks to better understand: 1) how individuals working on flood management in Peru perceive flood-related risk and vulnerability; and 2) how these perceptions impact disaster preparedness and risk communication. In partnership with the Red Cross Climate Center, our team surveyed professionals in disaster management, public health, climate science, engineering, forestry, and academia from across Peru. We discuss findings that contribute to a greater understanding of how these stakeholders might view flood impacts and vulnerability, how stakeholders’ perceptions might shape disaster preparation and response, of where discord in stakeholder perceptions may exist, and of the potential barriers that may limit the implementation of early warning tools.
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