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Why we should invest in disaster management

Disaster management in Bangladesh has been transformed from disaster response and recovery to a risk reduction model. However though policy and law have been formulated based on the risk reduction model, policy priority is still required in many areas both in quality and quantitative improvement

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Why we should invest in disaster management

Mapping flood resilience in rural Nepal

Disasters caused by extreme weather events are on the rise. Floods in particular are increasing in frequency and severity, with reoccurring events trapping people in a vicious cycle of poverty. Information is key for communities to prepare for and respond to floods – to inform risk reduction strategiesimprove land use planning, and prepare for when disaster strikes.

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Mapping flood resilience in rural Nepal

Reclaiming Sand Depositions in Flood Affected Cultivable Land

Flood deposited sand is a major problem on the river basins in Nepal (Adhikari, 2003). Farming in sandy soil particularly in flood prone areas needs longer and greater efforts where land reclamation is issue in sand deposition. Sandy soils have a wide range of limiting factors for agricultural use (Zhao et. Al.,): these include nutrient deficiencies, acidity, low water storage and poor physical attributes.

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Reclaiming Sand Depositions in Flood Affected Cultivable Land

How game can help flood prone communities

This June, two groups of NGO workers met in two distant parts of the world – Peru and Indonesia. Despite 18,000 km of ocean separating them, they shared a common goal: to help river valley communities that are vulnerable to floods. They were going to explore the ways to do that by playing a game.

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How game can help flood prone communities

Using technology to go beyond the ‘Resilience’ buzzword

“Sustainable…Participatory…Resilience”…I have to admit that I hate buzzwords – they get thrown about so much that they can often lose their real meaning and ability to do any good. That is why to me the work of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is so important. The Alliance works not only to increase the resilience of communities to floods but also to determine once and for all what makes a community resilient?

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Using technology to go beyond the ‘Resilience’ buzzword
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