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Mlamuleli Tshuma

Department of Environmental Studies, Disaster Management (NUST), Zimbabwe

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  • Research   
    Community Characteristics Influencing Flood Recovery. A Case of Sipepa and Jimila Wards in Tsholotsho District, Zimbabwe during the 2016 to 2017 Floods
    Author(s): Mlamuleli Tshuma*

    Tsholotsho is one of the districts in Zimbabwe that is prone to flood hazards particularly Sipepa and Jimila areas during the 2016 to 2017 rainfall season. The district falls under Agro-ecological region five and it is generally flat and dominated by poorly drained Kalahari sand soils. The study sought to assess the community characteristics influencing flood recovery in Sipepa and Jimila wards in Tsholotsho. With the climate variability obtaining in Tsholotsho, the frequency of flooding is increasing. These floods have seen people losing lives, livestock, crops, infrastructure, and property. The community characteristics are clustered around five asset groups that are physical, economic, environmental, social, and human. There are indications that the affected fail to recover after flood disasters. The overarching objective of the study, therefore, was to examine community characteri.. View More»

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