Flooding: a system of factors

01 Oct 2009

It's time we see our vulnerability to natural calamities as a system of contributing factors. Thousands of Filipino lives have been lost and millions of dollars in property damage sustained as a result of disasters caused by weather disturbances common in the region. Much of what contributes to the devastation is the result of years of neglect and lack of foresight. This means that measures can be taken now that can reduce the impact to lives and property of future natural calamities.

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NB: More detail around the points highlighted in the above diagram are available in a counterpart blog article on AntiPinoy.com.

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