Flood risk assessment and territorial planning in the playas canton

Flood risk assessment and territorial planning in the playas canton

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  • Alexandra Cedeño Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53591/ArTeS.v1.i1.1680

Keywords:

Risk; threat; floods; extreme precipitation

Abstract

The General Villamil Playas canton suffers every year from floods in some neighborhoods and proportions, in some places, especially in informal settlements and high-risk sites. Over the years, it increases with each winter season instead of diminishing the threat, especially in years corresponding to the El Niño phenomenon. The PDOT 2019 – 2023 of the Playas canton identifies the risks in the territory without evaluating the specific places and the levels of risk. This research applies the method developed by the National Secretariat for Risk and Emergency Management (SNGRE) in the Playas canton. The methodology was used to assess the risk of flooding due to extreme rainfall and the arrival of a tsunami. As a result, this canton has a medium risk level for floods caused by extreme rainfall and a high-risk level in the presence of a tsunami.

Author Biography

Alexandra Cedeño, Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition

Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1963 Oceanographer, Master in Environmental Management, currently my research is linked to the environment, climate change. Academic experienced in studies of the territory with a sustainable approach and climatic variations. Currently dedicated to consulting on issues of Coastal Oceanography and Coastal Environmental Management. For public and private entities.

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Published

2022-04-15

How to Cite

Cedeño, A. (2022). Flood risk assessment and territorial planning in the playas canton. ArTeS: Architecture, Technology and Sustainability, 1(1), 35–43. https://doi.org/10.53591/ArTeS.v1.i1.1680

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