Reference : Analysis of Migration in a Multi-Risk Context: Case of Bujumbura/Burundi
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Analysis of Migration in a Multi-Risk Context: Case of Bujumbura/Burundi
Nibigira, Léonidas mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > > Form. doct. sc. (géologie - Bologne)]
Ozer, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège > DER Sc. et gest. de l'environnement (Arlon Campus Environ.) > DER Sc. et gest. de l'environnement (Arlon Campus Environ.) >]
Havenith, Hans-Balder mailto [Université de Liège > Département de géologie > Géologie de l'environnement >]
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS, 2017 Annual Meeting, April 5 - 9, 2017 Boston, Massachusetts / PROGRAM
American Association of Geographers, 2017 annual meeting
du 05 au 09 Avril 2017
American Association of Geographers ( AAG)
Etats-Unis d'Amérique
[en] Migration ; Vulnerability ; Demography ; Bujumbura ; Natural hazards
[en] Human mobility affects land use and human density distribution. Unfortunately, this rarely takes into account the real and potential changes induced by hazards on the natural systems. Thus, migration and natural hazards should be constantly analyzed through cross-sectional and global studies to reduce disastrous consequences resulting from their mutual interactions. In a multi-risk and demographic sprawl context, the study focused on the cross-analysis of human density and natural hazards in Bujumbura. The results show that migration of people should ideally be guided by knowledge of the area's sensitivity to natural hazards, taking into account other parameters such as hazards susceptibility maps and production opportunities. While the migration of people toward overcrowded centers constitutes a big challenge, it is an important asset when it concerns areas in need of manpower. It also allows the balance in relieving saturated areas, reducing human pressure on the environment. Therefore, there is a need that policymakers comply with those aspects, finding the right balance for a better situation.
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