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

Engineers and the Environment – natural allies in our fight for a more flood resilient nation

John Curtin from the UK Environment Agency talks about how a careful blend of hard and soft engineering solutions, and a better understanding of 'place', can help achieve flood resilience within the government's 25-year environment plan   

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Engineers and the Environment – natural allies in our fight for a more flood resilient nation

The hanging gardens of Colombia

 To insulate vulnerable communities from floods and restore wetlands, Colombia promotes the use of recycled materials, suspended gardens and climate-smart agriculture.

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The hanging gardens of Colombia

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance at EGU

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is heading to Vienna from 8-13th April to present a varied and powerful portfolio of our work at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly– here is what to expect.

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The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance at EGU
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