Using technology to go beyond the ‘Resilience’ buzzword

“Sustainable…Participatory…Resilience”…I have to admit that I hate buzzwords – they get thrown about so much that they can often lose their real meaning and ability to do any good. That is why to me the work of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is so important. The Alliance works not only to increase the resilience of communities to floods but also to determine once and for all what makes a community resilient?

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Using technology to go beyond the ‘Resilience’ buzzword

Flood Dynamics in the Karnali Basin, West Nepal

The Karnali is a trans-boundary river that originates from the Himalayas and flows along the steep and hilly terrain of West Nepal. The Karnali drains into the Terai plains from a narrow gorge at Chisapani where the river splits into the Geruwa and Karnali rivers, creating an inland delta before converging as the Ghagra in India (Zurich 2015).

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Flood Dynamics in the Karnali Basin, West Nepal

Red Cross helps flood-prone communities through traditional and modern approaches

Misnawati Dewi, 45, could only stare in shock from the second floor of her two-storey home in East Jakarta as floodwaters inundated the ground level. The situation was a grim reminder of the floods which struck Jakarta in 2007, when she almost lost her oldest son to the surging waters.

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Red Cross helps flood-prone communities through traditional and modern approaches

Learnings from August 14, 2014 Karnali River floods in Nepal

The PERC report “Urgent case for recovery: what we can learn from the August 2014 Karnali River floods in Nepal” is an attempt to analyze the Karnali floods of August 2014 and identify opportunities for improving flood risk and disaster management in Nepal.

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Learnings from August 14, 2014 Karnali River floods in Nepal

Flood resilience offers dignity to disabled people

The extreme poverty status of Bangladesh (those with a per capita daily income of less than US$1.25) is reducing significantly in rural areas, but rural poverty is still higher than urban poverty in Bangladesh.

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Flood resilience offers dignity to disabled people
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