Salvador

Salvador’s Resilience Journey

Salvador is a vibrant coastal city with strong shipping, industrial manufacturing, and tourism sectors. An influx of domestic migration has taxed public services including education, healthcare, and transportation, while the ensuing overpopulation has increased unemployment, informal settlements, and poverty. New initiatives have been created to increase foreign investment to expand job opportunities, while a government agency has been created to provide job training and assist in connecting employers with residents searching for work.

Salvador experiences regular heavy rainfall that can lead to devastating urban landslides. In the last 10 years, Municipal Civil Defense and other government agencies have assisted in over 19,000 landslide-related occurrences, providing support to rebuild property and in many cases to relocate citizens. Further engineering work is under way with federal support to stabilize landslide-prone neighborhoods, but rapid population growth increases the possibility of future risks.

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Serie de Conversatorios # 5 -Resiliencia Hídrica: Casos de Ciudades   

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