Flood Resilience Portal is an outcome of Zurich Global Flood Resilience Programme. The aim of the Flood Resilience Portal is to create an effective knowledge sharing system for technical information on appropriate flood mitigation measures and practical solutions to flooding.

 

The research and gap analysis conducted for feasibility of Flood Resilience Portal found that there is huge amount of information, predominantly in the wider disaster risk reduction (DRR) field, available to practitioners. Gap lies in the standardization and management of the available knowledge. To fulfill the gap in the lack of organized knowledge that enables the right people to access it at the right time, the portal is expected to act as a knowledge broker and add value to the sector. It enables practitioners on the ground to access the most locally-relevant flood risk reduction resources and inform resilience-building activities with current good practices. The purpose of the portal is to facilitate effective sharing of knowledge about building resilience to flooding. The portal  is expected to be a space where people, practitioners in particular, share their innovations, learning and can find  solutions and successful  practices on building resilience to flooding through:

  • Key documents and tool kits
  • Summaries of current research with key recommendations
  • Current best practices in building flood resilience
  • Locally-relevant, contextualized information

The portal focuses on regions and countries most adversely affected by flooding and expect to serve the global needs from the lessons and practices of a particular region. The portal is global in reach with narrowly defined audience specifically reaching actors at the country level which includes local government personnel, civil society, and community based organizations at the local level, national and international NGOs etc.

The portal team welcomes any feedback, queries and inputs on the Flood Resilience Portal.

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Flooding around the world

(Source: http://floodlist.com)