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Vulnerability of Bamboo Housing to Climate Change in the Coast of Ecuador

Technical Reports
Vulnerability of Bamboo Housing to Climate Change in the Coast of Ecuador

Author:

Alvaro Cabrera

Publisher:

INBAR

Year:

2014

Pages:

4

Keywords:

housing, Ecuador, South America, vulnerability, assessment, climate change

Bamboo housing present common deficiencies and risks, so this document strives to make it possible to define the problems related to this kind of housing and their effects, in order to provide effective solutitons to the process of adaptation to climate change and to reduce or eliminate traumatic effects for users. This document, which is the result of specific observations and proven technical methods, is aimed at offering solutions regarding potential sources of harm which could arise from different causes. The purpose of this document is to be not just a manual, but an instrument of discussion, where the proposed solutions are enriched by the experiences and know-how of the rural and suburban communities of Ecuador and other countries.

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