عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Indigenous flood control and management knowledge and flood disaster risk reduction in Nigerias coastal communities: An empirical analysis
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
دانش کنترل و مدیریت سیل بومی و کاهش خطر بلایای سیل در جوامع ساحلی نیجریه: یک تحلیل تجربی
ScienceDirect- Elsevier- International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 55 (2021) 102079: doi:10:1016/j:ijdrr:2021:102079
Flooding is one of the major global challenges today. The role of indigenous knowledge in offering an effective
risk reduction strategy towards flood disaster disregarded for many decades is now gaining global recognition.
There is a growing call for empirical identification of the effectiveness of indigenous knowledge in flood risk
reduction. Consequently, this paper empirically examines indigenous flood control and management knowledge
with the intent to identify its effectiveness in risk reduction of flood disasters in Nigeria’s coastal communities.
This is to provide empirical bases for the formulation of appropriate strategies for enhancing flood risk reduction
in Nigeria’s coastal communities. The research engaged focus group discussion and questionnaire methods to
generate primary data. The research proceeds with principal component analysis to classify and measure the
effectiveness of indigenous flood control and management knowledge in flood risk reduction. The result shows
the existence of eight types of indigenous flood control and management knowledge in the coastal communities
and they were 61.2% effective in flood risk reduction. This implies that indigenous flood control and manage-
ment knowledge practiced in Nigeria’s coastal communities is effective in flood risk reduction. This study pro-
posed a sustainable approach to risk reduction in flood disasters based on the integration of indigenous
knowledge systems and modern flood management strategies.
keywords: دانش بومی | کنترل سیل | جوامع ساحلی | مدیریت | فاجعه سیل | کاهش خطر | Indigenous knowledge | Flood control | Coastal communities | Management | Flood disaster | Risk reduction