Building community resilience in Pueblo Viejo
Disaster response is often organized centrally, while building first-line capacity can help communities to act effectively themselves.
Local communities are the first to respond when a disaster or extreme event happens
Pueblo Viejo is a fishing community on a narrow strip of land on the Colombian coast. It is situated between the Caribbean Sea and a large lagoon, which forms the delta of the Rio Magdalena. Like so many vulnerable communities worldwide, the inhabitants are increasingly feeling the impact of a changing climate. In recent years Pueblo Viejo has been affected by a series of extreme events. Flooding, strong winds and severe coastal erosion are all in- creasing as a result of climate change. According to INVEMAR, a local marine and coastal environment research centre, Pueblo Viejo may well be totally inundated by 2030 read more »