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Annual Mekong Flood Report 2008

Conventionally, floods and flooding are perceived as geophysical hazards within a common framework of natural disasters that also covers storms and hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides and tsunami. In each case, socioeconomic losses and damage increase exponentially with event magnitude and as a function of civil exposure and vulnerability. Such hazards are perceived as random events that have entirely negative impacts, ignoring the fact that floods also have a positive ecological and socioeconomic function.

615: Mekong River Basin Water Utilization Project

26 May 2010


Annual Mekong Flood Report 2008.pdf