Many of this year’s outlook stories paint a grim picture, particularly for our environment. And yet, as we look deeper into some of the challenges ahead, we see new solutions emerging. Without minimizing the task ahead, we want to point to some trends that are unlocking investment for nature and offering hope for a sustainable […]
“Prepare. Act. Survive.” Those are the simple but stark words behind the campaign we’ve launched this week to help keep people safe from flooding.
View from the field: how community-built bio-dykes are protecting rural villages and livelihoods from flooding in Nepal. This appropriate and local technology is improving communites’ resilience to flood events from unpredictable and changeable rivers.
The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) are engaging Tanzanian students in a large community-driven initiative for identifying flood risks. The data students collect will be critical to improving drainage, health care, and social service delivery. This initiative is guiding the development of a bachelor’s degree curriculum on sustainable […]
View from the field: Three examples of how livelihood adaptation has helped make rural Nepalese communities more resilient to flooding.
An new early warning system, installed by ICIMOD in Pakistan, protects mountain village communities from deadly glacial lake outburst flooding. This system is providing much needed resilience building for communities who’s lives, homes and livelihoods are increasingly threatened by climate change.