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What we’ve learnt from measuring flood resilience

A major challenge in understanding community flood resilience is the lack of an empirically validated measure of it. To plug this gap the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA) developed the Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC). In the first phase of the Alliance we applied the FRMC tool in 118 communities in nine different countries. This is what we learnt from it. 

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What we’ve learnt from measuring flood resilience

NDCs: an opportunity to prioritise flood resilience in national plans

To increase efforts to respond to increasing risk it is vital to ensure that flood resilience building is central to national governments efforts to tackle the climate crisis. The UNFCCC mandated five year action plans that document national commitments to climate action the aptly named Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) are a great opportunity to do this. 

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NDCs: an opportunity to prioritise flood resilience in national plans

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: Build to Last

This Sunday, the 13th of October, is the 30th International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR). An initiative started by the UN General Assembly in 1989 in order to promote a global culture of disaster risk reduction. This year the theme is ‘Build to Last’. 

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International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: Build to Last

An inside look at flood forecasting

Several years ago, we identified flood forecasts as a unique opportunity to improve people’s lives, and began looking into how Google’s infrastructure and machine learning expertise can help in this field. Last year, we started our flood forecasting pilot in the Patna region, and since then we have expanded our flood forecasting coverage, as part of our larger AI for Social Good efforts. In this post, we discuss some of the technology and methodology behind this effort.

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An inside look at flood forecasting

Business Insurance 2019 Innovation Award: Post Event Review Capability

Finding positive takeaways from a catastrophe loss can be tough, but analyzing how a natural event became a humanitarian disaster can help communities build resilience against future catastrophes.

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Business Insurance 2019 Innovation Award: Post Event Review Capability
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