Proposal for an Early Warning System Against Flood Risks in the Urban Area of Milagro Canton, Ecuador

  • Andrés MurilloEmail author
  • Rosa Pin
  • Gabriela Vega
  • Jesús Hechavarría
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1253)


Annually in Ecuador, flood risks are observed due to hydroclimatological factors, influenced by variability and climate change, the vulnerability of populations due to land occupation and poor urban planning in risk management issues. This research proposes an early warning system focused on citizen participation, analyzes the sectors most at risk of flooding in the urban area of the city of Milagro, and plans a methodology to previously alert the community to the occurrence of these events, concluding that it is a sustainable strategy to strengthen the capacities of the study population in order to build resilient communities and reduce their vulnerability.


Early warning system Resilience Vulnerability Citizen participation Flood risk management 



To the Program of Master in Architecture with mention in Territorial Planning and Environmental Management. Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Guayaquil.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrés Murillo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rosa Pin
    • 1
  • Gabriela Vega
    • 1
  • Jesús Hechavarría
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de Arquitectura y UrbanismoUniversidad Estatal de GuayaquilGuayaquiEcuador

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