A solid solution to reduce urban flooding and pollution

Researchers from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University have uncovered an alternative pavement material for urban areas which not only reduces flooding by up to 50 percent but purifies storm water at the same time.

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A solid solution to reduce urban flooding and pollution

Why Celebrate Failure? Lessons from Implementing Water Resilience

To be resilient requires the flexibility to elegantly and successfully plan for the unknown and respond to the unexpected. But bravely going where no man has gone before is … fraught with challenge. Not everything we try is successful. Which means that, as the resilience community experiments with building resilience, some of our educated guesses about promising avenues won’t pan out. If we want to move the study and practice of resilience forward quickly, we need to share, learn from, and modify our practice on the basis of these lessons.

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 Why Celebrate Failure? Lessons from Implementing Water Resilience

Views from the Alliance: IPCC 1.5°C Special Report

October 8: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a report detailing what we can expect if global warming brings our climate to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Here is what the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance has to say.

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Views from the Alliance: IPCC 1.5°C Special Report

Tackling climate extremes with technology in the Balkans

Extreme weather is fast becoming the 'new normal' in the Balkans. In May 2014, historic flooding pushed over 125,000 people into poverty in Serbia alone, and caused damages and losses well over $2 billion in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A stifling round of record temperatures smothered Southern Europe last year, buckling train tracks in Serbia and earning the nickname ‘Lucifer’ for scorching temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, with similar temperatures affecting the region just a few months ago. According to international researchers, climate change played a significant role in both these heatwaves – and trends may worsen in coming decades.

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Tackling climate extremes with technology in the Balkans

How to Build a City That Doesn’t Flood? Turn it Into a Sponge

Cities encourage potentially devastating floods by laying down asphalt and pavement. Could this be avoided by making them “spongier” and more absorbent?

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How to Build a City That Doesn’t Flood? Turn it Into a Sponge
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