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Rapid vulnerability assessment in Sri Lanka

Rapid vulnerability assessment in Sri Lanka

post-tsunami study of two cities : Galle and Batticaloa

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Published by UNU-EHS in Bonn .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJ. Birkmann, N. Fernando, and S. Hettige [et al.].
The Physical Object
Pagination84 p.
Number of Pages84
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23657018M
LC Control Number2009346578

  Sri Lanka has been experiencing ongoing drought since the beginning of In recent months, approximately 1 million people have .   A third of the estimated , IDPs in Sri Lanka live in areas controlled by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE). Displaced people within these so-called 'un-cleared' or 'liberated areas' (terms used by the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE respectively) are at .

The commitment and hard work of the Government of Sri Lanka and its partners have led to unique opportunities for environmental recovery. Sri Lanka, the “resplendent country”, is among the world’s richest in biodiversity, fertility, and the beauty and . climate change risk and vulnerability assessment during preparation of projects at risk; technical and economic evaluation of adaptation options; identification of adaptation options in project design; and. monitoring and reporting of the level of risk and climate-proofing measures.

two major cities of India and Sri Lanka in the context of climate change, rapid urbanization and population growth: a vulnerability assessment approach About the project This project aims to re-examine the current urban water use system and propose a new one to cope up with the future climate change, rapid urbanization and. This led to the establishment of the PACSA project, which is investigating the capacity of farmers, policy-makers, the agrochemical industry and other stakeholders in Sri Lanka to adapt to phosphorus scarcity and climate change via the development and testing of a novel rapid integrated vulnerability assessment framework.


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