Community Participation of Villages in Urban Flooding

  • Richie L. Montebon
  • Melvin T. Monton
  • Andrew D. Cuerda
  • Fritzie Hannah Y. Flores
Keywords: Urban Flooding, Community Participation, Flood, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines


Urban flooding is a significant and growing development concern for East Asian countries, including the Philippines, highlighting the critical necessity to incorporate flood risk management into regular city and town development. Communities affected by urbanization typically have weak infrastructure and services, making them more vulnerable to flooding. The marginalized sector, particularly women and children, is the most badly affected. This study is a descriptive, quantitative research design that was conducted to determine the engagement of the community members in the flooding situation in the Villages, specifically before, during, and after the flood. This study was conducted in the two Villages of Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. This study had one hundred thirty-four (134) respondents representing the two villages. Thus, this study utilized a self-made instrument and was divided into two parts. The first part is to determine the extent of participation of the community members, while the second part is to assess the level of participation of the identified stakeholders through ranking. Weighted mean was used to determine the extent of participation of the community members, while ranking was used to assess the identified stakeholders' participation level. The study reveals that the extent of participation of the residents in the two villages before, during, and after the flood is moderate participation. This means that the residents are not fully engaged in the flooding preparation, responses, and recovery situation. 


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How to Cite
Montebon, R. L., Monton, M. T., Cuerda, A. D., & Flores, F. H. Y. (2024). Community Participation of Villages in Urban Flooding. European Journal of Science, Innovation and Technology, 4(1), 315-322. Retrieved from