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Mapping perception of community preparedness towards flood in Muar River, Johor Malaysia

Tengku Asmara, T. A. and Muhamad Ludin, Ahmad Nazri (2014) Mapping perception of community preparedness towards flood in Muar River, Johor Malaysia. 8th International Symposium of the Digital Earth (ISDE8), 18 (1). ISSN 1755-1315


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012126


The top-bottom approach of disaster management framework is used in many countries, including Malaysia. This approach allows the top management level to make decisions and implement strategies. Contribution from the bottom management level especially the communities often are not being taken into consideration and sometimes, totally being ignored. This study aims to analyse the level of preparedness of community engagement towards flood disaster management. 100 households from Segamat District were randomly selected and interviewed. Assessment of their perception towards flood preparedness is explored by means of Likert scale analysis and GIS tools. This paper discusses the results of community preparedness towards flood disasters management. The findings revealed that community are better prepared and independent towards the disasters and thus there is a need to be considered. Community engagement in the management is crucial and thus, this study suggests an enhancement of the current approach of management. Experiences with disasters, knowledge awareness towards the disasters risks are the reasons the importance in community engagement towards disaster management

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:community engagement, disaster management, flood disaster, flood disaster management
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:53365
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 03:51
Last Modified:25 Jul 2018 07:57

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