Disaster risk management

Building Back Better from the May 2016 Floods & Landslides

22 Aug 2016 by Senel Wanniarachchi

The floods and landslides which occurred in the island in May this year, affected 22 of the 25 districts in the country (some more than others). Sri Lanka now has an opportunity to not just rebuild the infrastructure and communities to pre-disaster standards, but to ‘build back better’. If we simply rebuild the communities we are only recreating the vulnerabilities that existed earlier … Read more

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