This paper will focus on a review of the challenges and opportunities for Water Manage-ment and Disaster Risk Reduction in post disaster environments in lower middle Income Countries . The review will …
This paper will focus on a review of the challenges and opportunities for Water Manage-ment and Disaster Risk Reduction in post disaster environments in lower middle Income Countries . The review will draw on grass roots experience from both Indonesia and Philippines.
The paper will outline the cost effectiveness of proactive strategies that consider disaster risk reduction as an integrated component of water management (as strongly indicated in AusAID policy for DRR.)
From Indonesia the reviewed will focus on how SurfAid International has cut into a niche corporate sector to attract funds to support social and environmental services in post dis-aster environments. The paper will look at three programs implemented in parallel by SurfAid International building health wellbeing and self-reliance of remote island communi-ties. Efforts from IWRM projects in Davao will also be consider and how they have pro-duced unintended, but welcome, outcomes in build the resilience of upland communities. Opportunities for better integration between water management and DRR will then be pre-sented.
The Symposium main theme which aims "to identify business opportunities for water sec-tor to integrate into an expanding environmental services industries" will be tackled by looking at the challenges in funding and sustaining funding for water management in post disaster environments. We will review the increasing role of the philanthropy in supporting recovery from disasters and the need to shift from responsive to proactive strategies for disaster management. The paper will present how water management and DRR strategies are both compatible and necessary to enable sustainable development, particularly in dis-aster prone SE Asia.
Finally the paper will apply these lessons and project a vision of how HELP Basins could become a local catalyst, creating a demand for water knowledge services that guides wa-ter actors to be proactive in engage a full spectrum of stakeholders for a truly diversified water business environment that is focus on social, economic and environment outcomes.