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Reaching the Most Vulnerable

A community-based flood early warning system along the Ratu watershed of southeast Nepal is helping ensure women get flood information when they need it, and transforming the way they think about floods and their own disaster preparedness.

Embedding community-based flood risk management in investment: A part-to-whole approach

In this paper, case studies of pilot community-based practices in flood risk management in the People’s Republic of China and Indonesia are reviewed, and the lessons learned serve as practical guidelines. These basic guiding principles form the backbone of the CBFRM process and are relevant...

Guide to facilitating community-led disaster risk management

This guide will support you as you promote a community led, inclusive and accountable approach to managing disaster risk, whether you are working on a development program, a disaster recovery intervention or on a specific disaster risk management project. Its step by step instructions, examples,...

Better farming practices for resilient livelihoods in saline and flood-prone Bangladesh

Bangladesh is the first and most at risk country to the impacts of climate change. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has implemented Disaster Risk Reduction activities in Satkhira District since 2010. It supported communities to identify hazards but also local adaptive capacities, and to collaborate on...

Technical manual for constructing ecosan toilet

Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) is an environment friendly sustainable sanitation system which regards human waste as resource for agricultural purposes and food security. In contrast to the common practice of linear waste management which views waste or excreta as something that needs to be...

Incorporating the local: bottom-up transformation of DRR

This report aims to support Practical Action’s work in the development, implementation and roll-out of technologies capable of increasing a community’s resilience to natural hazards. The study focuses on flood early warning systems (EWS) as representative of the most significant challenges in the...

Urban resilience and sustainability through peri-urban ecosystems: Integrating climate change...

Lessons from studies conducted by the authors are important to be utilized and mainstreamed into the policy planning and capacity building process to address the gap areas in understanding, practice and capacities of key stakeholders in addressing the issues of peri-urban and urban-planning with...

The Challenge of Too Much Water: Ensuring Sustainable Water, Resilient Communities

From Hurricane Harvey to Typhoon Damrey, 2017's extreme weather events have made it clear that too much water can be as deadly as too little. Flooded streets, destroyed villages, unsafe water: as these and other impacts of extreme weather increase, how can we help already vulnerable communities...

Resource guide for planning, designing and implementing green infrastructure in parks

This Resource Guide for Planning, Designing and Implementing Green Infrastructure in Parks builds on the success of park and green infrastructure initiatives throughout the United States. It provides basic principles, inspiration, and ideas that can help planners, designers, and decision-makers...

Flood resilience programme: Case studies

Practical Action is a member of the Zurich Flood Resilience Programme, a multi-sectoral alliance focusing on helping communities in developed and developing countries strengthen their resilience to flood risk. These three case studies document experience of flood resilience building in Peru,...

Flood delta city index: Drivers to support adaptation of cities

This report outlines the Flood Delta City Index, which helps cities to better understand the dominant drivers of flood risk, formulate ambitions, and compare and share their results with other delta regions. The index aims to help decision makers in delta areas to select appropriate adaptation...

Delivering Early Warning Systems for the Poorest: From flood-vulnerable to flood-resilient...

Floods are the most common cause of weather-related disasters globally, causing billions of dollars’ worth of damage and the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives. Flood early warning systems can signicantly reduce the devastating impacts of floods on lives and livelihoods for the poorest and...

Adaptive management for resilient communities

Short-term projects and linear management approaches are often unsuitable for achieving resilient development in the face of volatile complexity. Adaptive management combined with longer-term project funding has the potential to deliver more appropriate development outcomes. This will require...

Building urban resilience: A guide for Red Cross and Red Crescent engagement and contribution

This Guide is one of the outcome documents of the Partnership on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and has been prepared to share the key findings of the Partnership and to contribute to the effective engagement of National Societies in responding to urban risks and enhancing urban...

Being resilient: Addressing climate change - Evidences on the outcome and learning of Bangladesh...

This report is an outcome of a research initiated by the Climate Change Unit at CCDB and documents the programmatic interventions, challenges and learnings from the Lighthouse Project, which aims to improve resilience to climate change impacts in coastal areas of Bangladesh. It is a qualitative...

Resilience in Nepal: Impact evaluation of the Joint Programme on Disaster Risk Management and...

This report documents the findings of a quasi-experimental impact evaluation carried out in January 2016 that sought to assess the impact of the activities of the ‘Joint Programme on Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Preparedness’. The project had three broad objectives, which were...

NATIONAL STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN ON SEARCH AND RESCUE 2013 (Unofficial Draft)

Trained personnel from the Security forces namely Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force are working as search and rescue team as Nepal does not have specialized unified SAR force till the date. The government of Nepal, Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), with support from national and...

National Disaster Response Framework (NDRF)

Relief work following a major disaster in Nepal has been guided by the Natural Calamiry Relief Act 1982. The National Strategy on Disaster Risk Management provides a strategic direction in covering all phases of the disaster management cycle. The National Disasier Response Framework has been...

Land Use Planning for Urban Flood Risk Management

This note offers policy makers and practitioners an overview of the key aspects of land use planning used to manage flood risks in cities across the world. It includes examples from developed and developing countries to provide insight into what has worked in different contexts. It does not...

Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities

The Scorecard provides a set of assessments that will allow local governments to monitor and review progress and challenges in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030, and assess their disaster resilience. It is structured around UNISDR’s Ten Essentials...

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