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TitleThe COMCOM process: informing and transforming communities in the developing world through geotechnical information
AuthorJackson, L E, Jr.; Ellerbeck, M; Munoz Carmona, F
SourceEngineering Geology for Society and Territory vol. 5, 2015 p. 255-258, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09048-1 68
Year2015
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20140011
PublisherSpringer
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
AreaReinaldo Espinosa; Loja; Ecuador
Lat/Long WENS -79.5000 -78.5000 -3.5000 -4.0000
Subjectsengineering geology; landslides; health hazards; geological hazards
Illustrationslocation maps
ProgramNational Hazard assessment, Public Safety Geoscience
AbstractFollowing destructive landslide movement in 1999, the community of Reinaldo Espinosa in Loja, Ecuador was facilitated by a community communication process to address the problem. The government agencies involved each added value to their respective inputs by articulating resources, listening to the demands and experiences of the Reinaldo Espinosa community, and working together with them to identify and implement the most relevant, pertinent and convenient solutions. The result was the positive transformation of the Reinaldo Espinosa community and its people and appropriate solutions to the landslide problem.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The MAP:GAC was coordinated by the Geological Survey of Canada in collaboration with CIDA and included Argentina,Bolivia, Chile Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. The community communications (COMCOM) process was a part of these projects. During the ComCom process in the landslide-afflicted Reinaldo Espinosa community, Ecuador, participating agencies added value to their respective products by articulating resources, listening to the demands and experiences of the Reinaldo Espinosa community, and working together with it to identify and implement the most relevant, pertinent and convenient solutions. The result was the positive transformation of the Reinaldo Espinosa community and its people. It provides an exemplary template for community involvement in dealing with natural hazard issues.
GEOSCAN ID293869