Journal of Geography  & Natural Disasters

Journal of Geography  & Natural Disasters
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0587


Subrata Purkayastha

Department of geography, North Eastern Hill University, India

  • Research Article   
    Role of socio-economic factors in micro-level analyses of vulnerability to floods in Kuttanad wetland
    Author(s): Subrata Purkayastha and Sarath Chandran*

    Kuttanad wetland of Kerala located at the southern end of India’s largest Ramsar site- the Vembanad-Kol is famous for its unique system of land and water management, here below sea- level paddy cultivation along with pisciculture is practiced in reclaimed polders. But these polders are highly prone to flood hazards whose frequency is increasing due to anthropogenic activities and climate change. Flood hazards are associated with livelihood property and land loss which impact people differently as there is a direct link between poverty and exposure to hazards, this has caught the attention of social scientists and policymakers alike resulting in a shift in the approach to hazard and disaster management. Keeping this in view the present paper focuses on the different dimensions of vulnerability to floods at a micro-level between the farmers who own land and the inland fishermen co.. View More»

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