How does participatory planning work for flood emergency planning?

At each level of flood emergency planning, all stakeholder groups concerned must come together to develop an emergency plan. Risk and vulnerability assessments, distribution of specific roles and responsibilities, resource analysis and mobilization are critical components of emergency planning which call for the participatory process.

Results are then shared with all the stakeholders. Basin communities residing in flood-prone areas should be informed of the local risks to motivate them to take action to develop their own resilience.

For more information, please refer to “Organizing Community Participation for Flood Management“, Section 2.3.