The miracle of mangroves for coastal protection in numbers

The North Atlantic hurricane season officially opens June 1, and there are predictions that storms this year could be worse than average again. That would be bad since last year was the costliest year on record for coastal storms. Communities and countries across the Caribbean and SE USA were particularly hard hit. The need for resilient solutions to reduce these risks is paramount.

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The miracle of mangroves for coastal protection in numbers

Collaborative mapping creating local flood resilience with global impact

Worldwide, floods are becoming more intense and unpredictable every year. Communities in developing countries face many barriers to protecting themselves, their homes and their livelihoods from these floods. But a new digital mapping approach, developed by the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, is helping people to understand this risk, prepare for floods and protect themselves.

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Collaborative mapping creating local flood resilience with global impact

Walls — and neighbors — protect against Danube flooding

Strong community ties can keep people safe during catastrophes, say experts. So what can the residents of a flood-prone Austrian town teach us about facing extreme weather in the age of climate change?

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Walls — and neighbors — protect against Danube flooding

Himalayan Storm Watchers Save Lives

This article describes how ICIMOD have utilised cutting edge location-based technology from Esri to move from disaster response to disaster resilience in the Himalayas. 

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Himalayan Storm Watchers Save Lives

Understanding the risk of urban floods

From the Oasis Hub, this blog looks at how, globally, climate change is likely to increase urban flood risk in the future. Understanding this risk through high quality data is the first line of defence against these floods, see how Oasis Hub can help you to better understand the risk in your city.

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Understanding the risk of urban floods
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