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Palliyaguru, Roshani; Amaratunga, Dilanthi; Haigh, Richard (2013)
Languages: English
Types: Unknown
Subjects: TH, HD61, H1, HD
Following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami all roads in the affected areas in Sri Lanka were\ud inaccessible during the immediate aftermath of the disaster either due to the damages they\ud sustained or poor networking of roads and lack of contingency planning within the road\ud network systems. This paper aims at proving the necessity of effective mainstreaming of\ud disaster risk reduction during road reconstruction as a basic precondition for reduced exposure\ud of road structures to hazards; improved resistance of road structures; improved resilience of\ud authorities/teams involved in road projects. It presents the experiences of the road\ud reconstruction sector in Sri Lanka following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The paper\ud discusses the perceptions of the key project stakeholders on mainstreaming disaster risk\ud reduction and the effects of mainstreaming disaster risk reduction on vulnerability reduction.\ud The study was empirically supported by the case study approach and independent expert\ud interviews. This paper only presents the analysis of one case study which was conducted in a\ud post-tsunami road reconstruction project in the Southern Sri Lanka, out of two case studies\ud conducted within the study
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    • Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) (2006a) Tsunami Recovery & Reconstruction in Sri Lanka, Colombo: RADA, Available from: www.lankamission.org, (Accessed on 01/12/2006).
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