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Homolata Borah

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Coinciding Pre and post Disaster Phase

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Homolata Borah Once the South West monsoon shrouds the Northeastern region of India, several states will be under the deluge of floods once again. The period before floods identified as the phase of preparedness, mitigation and prevention aimed to reduce the r... More »

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‘Improving’ flood situation is a myth

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Homolata Borah The popular media paints a picture that the flood situation in Assam is improving. An improved situation can only mean receding water levels, not necessarily a situation of reduced or alleviated impacts. It will be appropriate to use the word im... More »

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Bedrock of disaster risk management

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Homolata Borah Community resilience practice across diverse social groups is a resource – its utilization can contribute to lessen existing disaster risks and also manage emerging risks. Community resilience practices form a significant part of DRM. In the con... More »

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Complexities of Disaster risk reduction

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Homolata Borah Assam floods indicate impact of disaster is being determined by several inter-linked factors. These factors are unique in different parts of the same region. Therefore, the exercise of devising strategies for disaster risk reduction to deal with... More »