Floods in urban areas are a growing risk in many countries of the developing world. This column explains how integrated actions to adapt to flooding are urgently needed in most cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America – particularly to help deprived people living in areas of inadequate housing. We must comprehend the links between […]

03 May, 2018

To insulate vulnerable communities from floods and restore wetlands, Colombia promotes the use of recycled materials, suspended gardens and climate-smart agriculture.

10 April, 2018

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is heading to Vienna from 8-13th April to present a varied and powerful portfolio of our work at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly– here is what to expect.

06 April, 2018

Every year landslides cause loss of life and damage to property in Colombia. People in informal urban settlements are particularly exposed. With support from local government, researchers, and others, they can understand – and work to mitigate – such risks.

26 March, 2018

To celebrate World Water Day 2018 we have created a showcase of the top nature-based resources on the portal. The breadth of this knowledge shows the true potential of nature-based approaches to build flood resilience: from using ecosystem services to reduce disaster risk to the value in prioritising green infrastructure during recovery. There’s also a […]

21 March, 2018

A new World Bank report has found that by 2050 the worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders. With concerted action, however, including global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and robust development planning at the country […]

20 March, 2018
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