De llubvias y desastres. Un modelo para manejar el riesgo en Tijuana, Baja California
Tijuana, B.C. El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, 2020. First Edition. Paperback. 252p., maps, photos, tables, graphics, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #81653
Disasters associated with natural phenomena, such as earthquakes, floods, droughts, etc., are intensifying the damage that translates into deaths, loss of infrastructure and interruption of economic activities. The accelerated growth of cities, on many occasions, is incorporating new areas that are susceptible to certain threats, by increasing the exposure of society, due to mismanagement of the territory. Since the 1990s, the social sciences have developed the vulnerability approach, which considers the weak conditions of society to face threats.
Today it is known that risk is socially constructed, so that the disaster is not only the result of the intensity of the geophysical phenomenon that triggers it, but also of the contexts of vulnerability at the moment in which said phenomenon occurs. The objective of this work is to show how the risk of disasters in the event of floods in Tijuana, Baja California, is constructed based on four central elements: the count of floods since the end of the 19th century; the voice of the actors; a theoretical model to understand the threat-dimensions of risk relationship; and some recommendations for disaster risk management at the local level.