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Social strategies for prevention and adaptation
Estrategias sociales de prevención y adaptación
This document contains 13 case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America and its objective is to recuperate ancestral and vernacular knowledge culturally developed and associated with risk prevention in face of recurrent hydro-meteorological hazards, like floods. Societies have imagined, created, constructed, rejected and returned to imagine, create and construct diverse strategies that allow them to prevent the effects related to the imminent presence of a natural hazard. These processes are associated and are the result of the conditions in which a certain society develops, that is to say, they are product of a certain culture.
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Region I - Africa; Region IV - North America, Central America and the Caribbean; Region III - South America; Region II - Asia; Region VI - Europe; Region VI - Europe > Netherlands; Region VI - Europe > Italy; Region VI - Europe > Finland; Region VI - Europe > France; Region V - South-West Pacific > Philippines; Region V - South-West Pacific > New Zealand; Region IV - North America, Central America and the Caribbean > Mexico