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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

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
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