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Hillside communities learn to mitigate landslide risks

Every year landslides cause loss of life and damage to property in Colombia. People in informal urban settlements are particularly exposed. With support from local government, researchers, and others, they can understand – and work to mitigate – such risks.

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Hillside communities learn to mitigate landslide risks

As floods rise in Bangladesh, crab farming helps families tread water

Crab farming offers a flood resilient income solution for farmers in Bangladesh facing salt-water intrusion 

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As floods rise in Bangladesh, crab farming helps families tread water

World Water Day: knowledge showcase

To celebrate World Water Day 2018 we have created a showcase of the top nature-based resources on the portal. The breadth of this knowledge shows the true potential of nature-based approaches to build flood resilience: from using ecosystem services to reduce disaster risk to the value in prioritising green infrastructure during recovery. There’s also a few case studies to show how these approaches have been used in practice.

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World Water Day: knowledge showcase

Meet the Human Faces of Climate Migration

A new World Bank report has found that by 2050 the worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders. With concerted action, however, including global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and robust development planning at the country level – this worst-case scenario could be dramatically reduced, by as much as 80 percent, or 100 million people.

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Meet the Human Faces of Climate Migration

Women as a force to build resilience

Many risk drivers are created by development choices at global or national levels, but all are manifested at the local level, so local people must be central to risk reduction practice. But it is important to recognise that in these communities it is the disabled, elderly, women and girls who are the most at risk. For example, women accounted for 61% of fatalities caused by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in 2008, 70-80% in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and 91% in the 1991 cyclone in Bangladesh[i]

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Women as a force to build resilience
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