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Author(s): Dr. B. W. Pandey/ATITHI PANT/Dr. V.S NEGI
Participatory research approaches are increasingly popular among academic researchers and development organisations working to facilitate change in collaboration with local communities. A case study from the Gaula River Catchment area (Nainital District) in Uttarakhand is used to illustrate some of the methods to assess disaster induced problems in the area. Drawing on research in the area in which participatory techniques are used with indigenous communities to determine strategies for dealing with environmental hazards. The paper illustrates some aspect of the spectrum of disaster preparedness and recovery, beginning with risk perception and vulnerability assessments, and proceedings to the notions of resiliency and livelihood sustainability.