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 […]
Our world is becoming increasingly vulnerable to fire, flood and other natural hazards. While our instinct as adults may be to shield children from these possibilities, this does them a real disservice.
John Curtin from the UK Environment Agency talks about how a careful blend of hard and soft engineering solutions, and a better understanding of ‘place’, can help achieve flood resilience within the government’s 25-year environment plan
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.
Crab farming offers a flood resilient income solution for farmers in Bangladesh facing salt-water intrusion
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 […]
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 […]