Title

Impacts of extreme weather events and implications for adaptation planning for coastal cities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

This paper describes research undertaken in three coastal cities of Asia: Mumbai, Bangkok, and Manila, to assess physical, economic and social impacts of massive floods and impacts of extreme weather events in these cities. The focus is on estimating uninsured losses – which normally are not accounted for. Survey information has been supplemented with secondary data to identify damage to property and infrastructure, damage to stocks such as physical capital and inventory, and indirect impacts on investment, employment and disruption of essential services. The findings have significant policy implications for integrating adaptation strategies for coastal cities.

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