Indonesia: Dam disaster - seeking a paradigm shift

Source(s): Jakarta Post, the

Opinion: Gautama Adi Kusuma, Ph.D candidate at the Center for Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Tech, USA, calls for investment in long-term risk reduction and political will at election time.

"Disaster mitigation projects are expensive and require heavy government involvement are therefore difficult to sell politically, especially when the direct impact cannot be immediately seen. Indeed, when only the present is considered, the immediate benefits of investing in vulnerability reduction as opposed to the benefits of providing post-disaster relief are hard to fathom."


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