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

Go with the flow – adaptive management for urban flood risk

The future is uncertain. It’s hard to know exactly how our climate will change. That means there is also deep uncertainty around its impacts on flooding, the most prevalent disaster worldwide.

Floods account for 43% of all recorded disaster events in the past 20 years. Will climate change exacerbate flooding events? How much will sea level rise? How extreme will rainfall be? What we do know is that the best way to cope with uncertainty is flexibility. 

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Go with the flow – adaptive management for urban flood risk

Flood warning: urgent action needed on three continents

Floods in urban areas are a growing risk in many countries of the developing world. This column explains how integrated actions to adapt to flooding are urgently needed in most cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America – particularly to help deprived people living in areas of inadequate housing. We must comprehend the links between geophysical processes, human drivers, and human victims at multiple scales. We must also respond at all levels – from individual households to national governments, as well as international river basin management.

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Flood warning: urgent action needed on three continents

Children aren’t liabilities in disasters – they can help, if we let them

Our world is becoming increasingly vulnerable to fire, flood and other natural hazards. While our instinct as adults may be to shield children from these possibilities, this does them a real disservice.

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 Children aren’t liabilities in disasters – they can help, if we let them
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