Bio-dykes: saving communities and instilling confidence in them

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. 

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Bio-dykes: saving communities and instilling confidence in them

Next Generation of Youth in Tanzania to Be Equipped With Critical Skills in Urban Resilience

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 planning for resilience, supported by the World Bank and Ardhi University

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Next Generation of Youth in Tanzania to Be Equipped With Critical Skills in Urban Resilience

Enhancing flood resilience through livelihood adaptation

View from the field: Three examples of how livelihood adaptation has helped make rural Nepalese communities more resilient to flooding.

“The 2014 flood was worse than the 2009 flood but the loss and damage was less because people had learned from the earlier event.”  Dinanath Bhandari 

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Enhancing flood resilience through livelihood adaptation

ICIMOD Steps Up to Save Lives in Pakistan

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. 

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ICIMOD Steps Up to Save Lives in Pakistan

Fighting floods with 'sponge cities'

 A new vision for Udon Thani transforms the city into a green 'sponge city' that uses natural infrastructure to protect a growing population from flooding. 

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Fighting floods with 'sponge cities'
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