Research Papers/Topics in Disaster Studies

CAUSES OF HUMAN ENCROACHMENT ON KALULU FOREST IN KABWE DISTRICT OF CENTRAL PROVINCE, ZAMBIA

ABSTRACTForest reserves in Kabwe have undergone changes over the years due to encroachmentby humans who are engaged in activities as such agriculture, charcoal production and even settlements. This has led to the deforestation of Kalulu Forest in Kabwe district of Central province. The main objective of this study was to establish causes of human encroachment of Kalulu Forest. The study was conducted through both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Primary and secondary data was collecte...

DISASTER RISK PREPAREDNES STRATEGIES AGAINST FIRE IN URBAN MAKRKETS IN ZAMABIA A case study of Chisokene Market in KITWE

ABSTRACTThis study investigated disaster risk preparedness strategies against fire at Chisokone market in Kitwe, Zambia. The aim of the study was to analyse disaster risk preparedness strategies against fire at Chisokone market in Kitwe to ensure safety at the trading place. The objectives were to identify fire risks at Chisokone market in Kitwe. To establish disaster risk preparedness strategies against fire at Chisokone market in Kitwe. To determine the challenges being faced in implementin...

THE PUBLIC HEALTH RISK OF PATHOGENIC BACTERIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION OF WATER IN THE KAFUBU RIVER

ABSTRACTThis research assessed the public health risk of bacteriological water contamination of the Kafubu River in Zambia against the backdrop of limited research on the ambient surface water quality of the river that is flowing in a catchment area characterised by high human activity. Human activity, particularly sewer effluent disposal, is continually loading the river with bacteria that could pose adverse health risks to the public. The study was based on a systematic sampling design by w...