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Let’s end this era of broken promises on climate change and water, to enable the Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and SDG 13 on climate hold the delivery of the development agenda in the balance. How should we step up to integrate action on water, sanitation and hygiene and climate change adaptation and mitigation? Jonathan Farr, Senior Policy Analyst at WaterAid, introduces their new brief.

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Let’s end this era of broken promises on climate change and water, to enable the Sustainable Development Goals

Cyclone Idai casts a shadow over global disaster conference

Geneva – A major international conference on disaster risk reduction will take place under the shadow of Cyclone Idai – a disaster that underscored how little investment the international community makes in protecting vulnerable people from rising disaster risks.

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Cyclone Idai casts a shadow over global disaster conference

A call to action: invest in disaster risk reduction

This week governments, civil society, academia and the private sector are coming together in Geneva at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction to discuss the progress made on reducing the risks and impacts from disasters. Outside of the disaster risk reduction world, this might not sound like a big deal. But – and I realise I’m biased here – it really should be. If you are reading this blog post, this may be a case of preaching to the choir. However, just in case you need some convincing, let me elaborate a little on why.

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A call to action: invest in disaster risk reduction

Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities: Boosting community resilience

This year’s Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction calls for locally-led, inclusive action to prevent disasters and boost resilience for all at-risk groups. With the Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC) the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance offers an innovative and inclusive approach for kick-starting community flood resilience through local co-generation and decision-making processes, enriched through systems analysis

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Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities: Boosting community resilience

What do Flood Resilience and Nepalese Thali have in common?

After four years as a member of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (“the Alliance”), I had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of our work in West Nepal. Practical Action and our local partner, CSDR, have been working for 5 years to support communities to become more resilient to the river Karnali’s floods.

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What do Flood Resilience and Nepalese Thali have in common?
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