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The Lower Lempa River Valley, El Salvador: Risk Reduction and Development Project

ByDevelopment Project Allan Lavell

Between July 2000 and April 2001, the author had the opportunity to coordinate a group of consultants working on a project aimed at promoting disaster risk reduction and sustainable development in the Lower Lempa River Valley, El Salvador. This work was undertaken for the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources and financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). The project called for the elaboration of an integral diagnosis of the zone and the proposal of an integrated intervention strategy that could lead to substantial flood disaster risk reduction, improvements in human welfare indicators and new opportunities for overall sustainable development.