Innovative solutions for building flood resilience: Insights from the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance

There is an urgent need to enhance flood resilience. While we know prevention is better — and more cost-effective! — than cure, investing in pre-event resilience building is a challenge.

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Innovative solutions for building flood resilience: Insights from the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance

'Facebook for disasters' app helped Indonesian neighbours save lives

A fledgling social media app that connects neighbours in disaster-prone communities across Indonesia has saved lives and reduced financial losses, researchers said on Wednesday.

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'Facebook for disasters' app helped Indonesian neighbours save lives

A solid solution to reduce urban flooding and pollution

Researchers from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University have uncovered an alternative pavement material for urban areas which not only reduces flooding by up to 50 percent but purifies storm water at the same time.

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A solid solution to reduce urban flooding and pollution

Why Celebrate Failure? Lessons from Implementing Water Resilience

To be resilient requires the flexibility to elegantly and successfully plan for the unknown and respond to the unexpected. But bravely going where no man has gone before is … fraught with challenge. Not everything we try is successful. Which means that, as the resilience community experiments with building resilience, some of our educated guesses about promising avenues won’t pan out. If we want to move the study and practice of resilience forward quickly, we need to share, learn from, and modify our practice on the basis of these lessons.

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 Why Celebrate Failure? Lessons from Implementing Water Resilience

Views from the Alliance: IPCC 1.5°C Special Report

October 8: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a report detailing what we can expect if global warming brings our climate to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Here is what the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance has to say.

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Views from the Alliance: IPCC 1.5°C Special Report
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