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Prevention and treatment of home moisture: the case of Douala city


International Journal of Hydrology
Abanda Well Victorien Bienvenu

Abstract

Many cities of the world are affected by home moisture. This is typically the case of Douala city. The negative impact of home moisture on the human life and buildings are very important. Thus, it is a health and environmental concern. Many factors such as flooding, poor material for building construction, non-mastery of construction technics, poor drainage network and low visibility of hazards cartography increase the vulnerability of houses to moisture. To mitigate this problem, the study recommends: the construction of more drainage networks, the vulgarization of flood cartography, the mastering of construction technics to mitigate moisture and people sensitization about the effect of home moisture on their health.

Keywords

home moisture, flood, drainage network, municipality, government

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