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Flooding vulnerability and risk

“[Resiliencia Urbana] … para anticipar, prevenir, absorber y recuperarse de los choques y tensiones, en particular los provocados por el rápido cambio ambiental, tecnológico, social y demográfico, y para mejorar las estructuras y funciones básicas de respuesta.” (ICLEI Montreal Commitment and Strategic Vision 2018 – 2024, ICLEI, 2018b
COMO ORIENTAR EL FUNCIONAMIENTO DE LA CIUDAD HACIA LA RESILIENCIA.
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Duran is an intermediate city of Guayas province known for its excellent geographical location and its compositional characteristics (fertile lands, industrial areas, tourism potential, etc.). It is the second most populated city in the Guayas province, and country’s sixth, located no more than 10 min from Guayaquil City (the country’s most important economic city).
Currently, it has an area of 300 km2, of which 16% is considered as an urban area, divided into three parishes: Eloy Alfaro, Divino Niño and El Recreo. According to geographical information systems (GIS) provided by the Municipal Autonomous Government of Duran, 268 urban areas and 3772 blocks have been established within the city that is surrounded by the Babahoyo and Guayas rivers which form the Guayas Estuary, and settled in coastal lowlands, floodplains and historically mangrove-populated areas
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Figure 3. Conceptual Flood Reference Framework, Development: RESCLIMA Project, 2018. Borbor-Cordova et al. 2020, Sustainability.

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