Environment, health and safety (EHS) gap assessment Tabasco floods, Mexico
Project dates: January 2008
In November 2007, storms and heavy rainfall combined to deliver heavy and prolonged flooding to the state of Tabasco, south-east Mexico, with an estimated 1.5 million people affected.
The flooding resulted in large scale displacement of people and damage to housing. It also produced considerable quantities of waste which needed to be collected, sorted and disposed of properly.
Although the running commentary of this video is in Spanish, the images speak for themselves.
In association with Disaster Waste Recovery, the Swedish Rescue Service Agency, and upon request from the Governor of the State, the assessment mission (January, 2008) undertaken by ProAct Network provided training and practical guidance in terms of waste management and an environmental health and safety assessment.