Rebuilding a resilient community after the floods

Kavanagh, Marie (2011) Rebuilding a resilient community after the floods. In: Building Business Communities: Justice, Performance and Change Creating a Sustainable Scholarly Community Colloquia, 9 Nov 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

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This paper shares reflections on the issues, strategies and practices that have been pursued to coordinate livelihood and community recovery in a flooded location. It advocates a community-based disaster management model (Jahangiri, et al., 2011) to facilitate rebuilding and planning for the future within a community. It highlights the need for coordination between various stakeholder groups to facilitate rebuilding, long-term redevelopment, and disaster preparedness across the community. In particular the paper discusses pertinent issues and the need for participation by local community members who contribute to planning, coordination and organisation of the rebuilding and recovery process through the various disaster management cycles. The importance of establishing partnerships, ensuring leadership capacity, maintaining effective communication, providing targeted support, and strengthening capacity is highlighted.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ conference - Paper 18. Authors retain copyright. Only the abstract is available: full paper is not available in the proceedings.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 11:57
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural disaster; resilience; floods; rural communities; action plan; disaster plan; recovery; flooding
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040604 Natural Hazards
12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120501 Community Planning
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961099 Natural Hazards not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20617

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