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Revista de Gestão Costeira Integrada

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ESPIRITO-SANTO, Celina Marques do  and  SZLAFSZTEIN, Claudio Fabian. Disaster risk management in urban master plans in three municipalities of the coastal area of Pará State, Brazil. RGCI [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.2, pp.223-229. ISSN 1646-8872.

This study aims to analyze the theme of natural disaster risk management in the Municipal Master Plans of Belém, Bragança and Salinópolis municipalities, all located in the coastal zone of Pará State. The Municipal Master Plan has been a public instrument of land planning and management in Brazil since 2001. In these regions, the development of socio-economic activities combined with exposure to hydrodynamic, climatic and marine processes constitute hazards and vulnerabilities factors, already studied and known by the people and governments. As methodological proceedings a matrix to analyze the disaster risk management in the Master Plan of the three municipalities was used through five questions associated to the following thematic: risk management to natural phenomena, hazards, vulnerabilities, response capacity and risks maps. The results indicate that the Master Plan of Belém and Bragança give similar importance to the subject, differently of the Master Plan of Salinópolis, even though this municipality is a place of the most impressive coastal erosion impacts to the resident population, tourists and infrastructure are identified. The theme “disaster risk management” is presented at the Master Plan, even not having a particular chapter, mainly associated with environmental, housing, and sanitation guidelines.

Keywords : Natural Hazards; Vulnerabilities; Coastal Erosion; Management Tool.

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