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Climate Induced Flooding and Women in Merritt, B.C. A Qualitative Research Pilot

Prabha Khosla

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This paper is the result of a qualitative research pilot that examined the impact of the historic floods of November 2021 on diverse women in Merritt, British Columbia (B.C.). Through semi-structured interviews, the women detailed their experience with extreme flooding. The interviews highlight how climate change has a direct and particular effect on the lives of diverse women and their families in the face of increasing climate emergencies. This paper provides recommendations based on their experience for future responses to climate disasters that could be more responsive to the lives and realities of diverse women.

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