Disaster community resilience is based upon existing strengths and relationships and it is proved to be one ofthe major resources in managing natural risk, also following CE Directive 2007/60. Social capital (in the senseproposed by Putnam) and social resources are acknowledged as the main pillars of resilient communities. Therole of the gender, inside this social dynamic, is strategic and must be taken into account while implementingstrategies to build and increase resilience. These issues are discussed by the analysis of two disasters occurred inItaly in the last century, the Polesine Flood event of 1951 and the Vajont landslide and consequent flood of 1963.The first one is a typical case of non-resilient community while the latter, known as the major hydrogeologicaldisaster occurred in Italy in the last centuries is, on the contrary, an event characterized by an extraordinary strongresilience. We show how different social structure and mutual relationships have made the difference in two of themajor hydrogeological catastrophes recorded in the last century and leading to quite opposite outcomes for thefuture of the community.

An analysis of the role of gender in social resilience against floods

Federica Zambrini;Giovanni Menduni;Maria Cristina Rulli
2019

Abstract

Disaster community resilience is based upon existing strengths and relationships and it is proved to be one ofthe major resources in managing natural risk, also following CE Directive 2007/60. Social capital (in the senseproposed by Putnam) and social resources are acknowledged as the main pillars of resilient communities. Therole of the gender, inside this social dynamic, is strategic and must be taken into account while implementingstrategies to build and increase resilience. These issues are discussed by the analysis of two disasters occurred inItaly in the last century, the Polesine Flood event of 1951 and the Vajont landslide and consequent flood of 1963.The first one is a typical case of non-resilient community while the latter, known as the major hydrogeologicaldisaster occurred in Italy in the last centuries is, on the contrary, an event characterized by an extraordinary strongresilience. We show how different social structure and mutual relationships have made the difference in two of themajor hydrogeological catastrophes recorded in the last century and leading to quite opposite outcomes for thefuture of the community.
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