Quito listo means Quito is ready. The host city of Habitat III where the New Urban Agenda was adopted, has to be ready for a broad range of natural hazards, according to Mayor Mauricio Rodas, speaking at the World Urban Forum.
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.
Wetlands, large and small, can be a valuable resource for creating flood resilience in cities.
The city of Tarapoto, Peru lies roughly 950km to the northeast of the capital Lima in the San Martin region. Situated on the outskirts of the Peruvian Amazon, Tarapoto and San Martin see heavy rainfall on a periodic basis every year. At the very end of this past October heavy rains started to fall upon […]
‘Unprecedented’ events and ‘unexpected’ impacts are commonly to blame after major floods and other disasters. While the realities of both disaster risk and climate change are that they are uncertain, many disasters have historical precursors and foreseeable impacts if careful attention is paid to the dimensions of risk including physical hazards and the exposure and […]