It is not enough to assert—to an elected official, a regulator, a donor organization or the taxpayer—that one’s organization is doing an effective job of flood management. One also has to be able to provide a credible answer to the question: “How do you know?” 2 There is a multiplicity of flood management activities that can be pursued by a plethora of government jurisdictions, government agencies, NGOs, private and volunteer groups— independently, in cooperation, in competition. These activities may include: constructing flood prevention infrastructure; rebuilding houses, buildings and infrastructure; restoring communications infrastructure; providing loans, credits, technical assistance; strengthening disaster mitigation efforts such as disaster preparedness and risk reduction, early warning and prevention and watershed management; developing or re-constituting institutional capacity for flood management and governance; training in process and methods.
Collection(s) and Series: Flood Management Tool Series, Technical Document- No. 21
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