When it comes to bolstering resilience in flood-prone communities, building public awareness is at least as important as flood defences, argues Sara Mehryar, reporting on recent research by the Grantham Research Institute in Eastern England.

28 January, 2022

Following Nepal’s move to a federal governance structure municipal governments have greater responsibility for disaster risk reduction and management. This blog looks at how a Municipal Disaster Risk Governance Assessment Tool has been developed by the Red Cross and partners to better ensure and enhance the ability of local governments in Nepal to meet this responsibility.

25 January, 2022

The experience of community members in Thiès-Nord, an urban, flood-prone, area in Senegal where Practical Action works as part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, makes a strong case for investment in flood resilience.

17 January, 2022

Mercy Corps Ventures, the venture capital arm of Mercy Corps, invests in startups building climate resilience and financial resilience for communities across the world. We’ve supported 30+ ventures to scale and raise over $100 million in follow-on capital. Read on to learn about the role our ventures play in building a world where everyone can prosper.

06 January, 2022

As climate change spirals out of control, we must take global action to manage climate risks. Here, we present key insights from our work in the Alliance. Work that enables transformational change to fundamentally reduce the root causes of risks and address the needs of those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

01 December, 2021

A few days after returning from Glasgow – colleagues from across the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance reflect on what COP26 delivered for the flood prone communities we work with. Will commitments be enough to meet the adaptation needs of those at the frontlines of climate change?

16 November, 2021