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Learning from Typhoon Mirinae: Urbanization and Climate Change in Quy Nhon City, Vietnam

On November 2, 2009, typhoon Mirinae slammed into the coast of central Vietnam killing 122 people and causing $280 million in damage to property. While typhoons strike Vietnam each fall, the severity of this storm caught both meteorologists and local disaster relief professionals off guard....

Sheltering from a gathering storm: Flood Resilience in India

The Sheltering From a Gathering Storm project aims to improve understanding of the costs and benefits of climate resilient housing and contribute to the transformative change necessary to make communities more resilient to future disasters. Flooding and inundation are recurring problems in the...

Wayfinder

Achieving a more sustainable, safe and just future for all poses one of the biggest challenges and greatest opportunities of our time. By synthesizing the frontiers in resilience and sustainability science into a clear, coherent and hands-on approach for assessment, planning and action in...

Amphibious Homes for Flood Resilience in Vietnam and Bangladesh

Flooding is a yearly issue for people living in delta regions. However, climate change is making these floods more unpredictable and protracted, which is having a huge impact on communities. This video follows two Global Resilience Partnership grantees as they work to build floating homes to...

Seacology: Mangrove Heroes

Mangroves have tremendous potential to protect lives and property from flooding, as shown in Sri Lanka during the 2004 tsunami. However, decades of war and deforestation have left large barren patches in Sri Lanka's green coastal belt. This video documents a project by Seacology and local NGO...

Financing climate change adaptation: Mainstreaming into government budgets

The Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme has been working in South Asian countries to help them fill the gap between the level of funding required to tackle climate change and their current levels of expenditure. Aimed at climate and development practitioners, this learning brief presents the...

Mainstreaming, accessing and institutionalising finance for climate change adaptation

The cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries could rise to between US$280 and US$500 billion per year by 2050 (UNEP, 2016). Moreover, adaptation costs are likely to increase, even if the world succeeds in limiting the global temperature rise to well below 2°C above preindustrial...

Flood levee influences on community preparedness: a paradox?

Flood levees are a commonly used method of flood protection. Previous research has proposed the concept of the ‘levee paradox’ to describe the situation whereby the construction of levees leads to a lowered community awareness of the risks of flooding and increased development in the ‘protected’...

The Zurich flood resilience program – Phase 1 from 2013-2018: Executive Summary

Pre-event risk reduction is the focus of efforts across the Zurich flood resilience program. We know that prevention is cost-effective, but nearly 87 percent of disaster-related spending on aid goes into emergency response, reconstruction and rehabilitation, and only 13 percent toward reducing...

Standard Operating Procedure for Flood Early Warning System in Nepal

The main objective of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for FEWS is to develop simplified sustainable instructions that define the roles and responsibilities of major stakeholders as well as community members. Since bottom-up approaches are limited due to Nepal’s existing infrastructural...

Community testimonials: Flood resilience in Nepal, Indonesia and Mexico

For the IFRC and National Societies the Flood Resilience Alliance, advocacy and influencing strategies were designed to improve conditions for vulnerable people living in communities at risk from floods. The country programmes in Nepal, Mexico, and Indonesia spoke out in support of community...

Testing the Added Value of Market Incentives on Disaster Risk Reduction in Western Nepal

Central and Western Nepal experienced several devastating flooding events from August 11 – 14, 2017, resulting in 180 deaths, 445,000 displaced households, 63,000 fully destroyed homes and 118,000 partially destroyed homes. In addition to this, the Ministry of Agriculture reported that 10 million...

The role of insurance in reducing direct risk: the case of flood insurance

The provision of flood insurance is a patchwork, with countries showing varying degrees of penetration, coverage types, demand levels, and design structures. This article explores the current understanding of flood insurance with a specific focus on the ability of flood insurance to contribute to...

Flood insurance in England: an assessment of the current and newly proposed insurance scheme in...

Flooding is the largest natural disaster risk in England and it is expected to rise even further with a changing climate. Agreeing on how we pay for this now and in the future is a challenge, with competing drivers such as fairness, economic efficiency, political feasibility and public acceptance...

Reflections on the current debate on how to link flood insurance and disaster risk reduction in...

Flood insurance differs widely in scope and form across Europe. Against the backdrop of rising flood losses a debate about the role of EU policy in shaping the future of this compensation mechanism is led by policy makers and industry. In this paper we investigate if and how current EU policies...

Promoting flood risk reduction: the role of insurance in Germany and England

Improving society's ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from flooding requires integrated, anticipatory flood risk management (FRM) . However, most countries still focus their efforts on responding to flooding events if and when they occur rather than addressing their current and...

From agenda-setting to implementation - the role of multi-sectoral partnerships in addressing...

Multi-sectoral partnerships (MSPs) form an increasingly popular and important part of the global climate and disaster risk governance landscape, but literature offers little critical investigation of this phenomenon. In particular it remains unclear how MSPs can support the transition from...

Investigating the risk reduction potential of disaster insurance across Europe

The notion that insurance can play a significant role in risk reduction has recently gained increasing attention in the wake of rising losses from natural disasters. While this notion is accepted in theory, we notice that, in practice, little is known about if and how insurance promotes efforts...

Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change:...

Climate change and increasing urbanization are projected to result in an increase in surface water flooding and consequential damages in the future. In this paper, we present insights from a novel Agent Based Model (ABM), applied to a London case study of surface water flood risk, designed to...

Insurance, Public Assistance, and Household Flood Risk Reduction: A Comparative Study of Austria,...

In light of increasing losses from floods many researchers and policy makers are looking for ways to encourage flood risk reduction among communities, business, and households. In this study we investigate risk reduction behavior at the household level in three European Union (EU) Member States...

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