Regional collaboration for better flood early warning and resilience in India

India is increasingly threatened by floods, and its resilience depends on successful trans-boundary early warning systems. During a national workshop, organized by Practical Action, key stakeholders came together from across the region to discuss how a successful flood early warning system could be designed and implemented. Here they share their insights and actions for the future:   

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Regional collaboration for better flood early warning and resilience in India

Flood Protection Infrastructure: The Fine Line Between Disaster Generation and Disaster Prevention

This PERC looks back at the the effects of hurricane Harvey on Houston in 2018. The review raises some serious questions about current flood mitigation and protection strategies, and asks if the infrastructure is in fact protecting citizens or simply generated further risk. 

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Flood Protection Infrastructure: The Fine Line Between Disaster Generation and Disaster Prevention

A Flood Resilience Measurement Tool: Concern’s experience in Afghanistan

In 2015, Concern applied to join the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance and received funding to start a new project to promote resilience to floods in 12 Afghan communities. As part of this project, Concern piloted a Flood Resilience Measurement Tool (FRMT) developed by the Alliance, and has used the insights generated by the tool to design and implement flood-resilience interventions.  

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A Flood Resilience Measurement Tool: Concern’s experience in Afghanistan

Reaching the last mile: addressing gender inequality in early warning systems

Gender inequalities mean that women are particularly vulnerable in emergency situations. But as flood risk increases, it is more important than ever to build communities’ resilience. A new study is looking at how considering gender in flood early warning systems can create transformative changes that keep women safe.

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Reaching the last mile: addressing gender inequality in early warning systems

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance at Understanding Risk 2018

May 14-18, 2018: Two Alliance partners will be showcasing their work from the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance at the Understanding Risk Forum this year in Mexico City. Here is everything you need to find out more, whether you are attending or not.

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The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance at Understanding Risk 2018
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