The study proposes a number of policy options for the Urban Poor Poverty Reduction Working Group (led by Phnom Penh Municipality and UNICEF) and Joint Action Group for DRR to consider: Mainstream DRR into urban planning so that urban development does not increase the vulnerability of urban poor populations, Implement regulations that limit the negative environmental impacts of rapid urban development, including the rigorous application and enforcement of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), Increase the capacity of hard infrastructure, such as piped water coverage and drainage systems, and/or rehabilitate ecosystems such as wetlands to attenuate flood waters in peri-urban areas, Mainstream community-based WASH into DRR programmes, so that flood waters are not contaminated with human waste in areas not serviced by sewerage systems and Develop appropriate DRR interventions through participatory processes that recognise the specific context of hazards, vulnerabilities and capacities related to urban poor settlements.
Ben Flower; Matt Fortnam
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