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A Comparison of Residential Flood Insurance Markets in 25 Countries

Recognizing the growing interest in improving resilience to flood risk around the world and the role that insurance can play in that regard, several countries are debating what national flood insurance solutions they should have in place, or how to improve the current situations. Insurers are...

A world at risk: Closing the insurance gap

A Lloyd's Risk Report A world at risk, Lloyd’s second underinsurance report, produced with CEBR, shows there is global underinsurance of $162.5bn in 2018. This shows there is a significant gap between the level of insurance in place to cover global risks, and the actual cost to businesses...

Banana farming in flood deposited sandy soil

Sand deposition from flood makes soil unsuitable for growing other food crops due to very low nutrient availability, low water holding capacity and poor physical attributes. Thus more time and effort is required to completely restore the land into its original state after the sand deposition. As...

Beat the Flood

In Bangladesh when you live near the river having a flood-proof house is essential. TV presenter Ortis Deley explains how having materials with the right properties is important when designing a house. Helping communities become flood-proof is a good example of #techjustice in action.

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...

Best Management Practices for Stormwater Runoff

This document gives an insight of management of stormwater runoff through retention and detention pond.

Beyond parks and reserves: The ethics and politics of conservation with a case study from Perú

En este trabajo se elabora , analiza y defiende en parte los fundamentos normativos y empíricos de un modelo de " ecología social " para el hábitat natural y la gestión de recursos. Este modelo trata a las sociedades humanas como integrarse irreductiblemente con los sistemas naturales en los que...

Bio-dyke, an environment friendly solution to protect river banks

Bio-dyke is a bio engineering measure to manage and control flood water movement such as redirecting flood run-off through the use of flood walls and flood gates. This technology for controlling riverine floods is useful when there is no immediate need of heavy engineering works or a community is...

Biogas Use in Reconstruction

Biogas technology can provide essential energy services in a post-disaster context.

Building Flood Resilience through Farmers’ Field School

Farmers’ Field School (FFS) is a participatory and interactive group learning process based on ‘learning by doing’ approach of extension education. It combines theoretical approaches and practical skills and experiences to enable farmers learn, understand and use best practices and technologies...

Building Flood Resilience through Livelihood Diversification in Lower Karnali Basin

The people of the Karnali River Basin, which lies in Western Nepal in Kailali and Bardiya Districts, are affected by flooding every year. The monsoon flood results in loss of huge amount of property, resources and human lives. The flood of 2017 affected 134,804 in Bardiya and 15,435 people in...

Building resilience: investing in mitigation to reduce risk

Changes in land use and the effects of climate change have contributed to a rise in natural disasters, including floods. Disasters devastate the communities they impact, often requiring emergency intervention, temporary relocation of families and businesses, and costly repairs. How can mitigating...

Case Studies on mitigating disasters in Asia and the Pacific, Demonstration Housing Construction...

Relocation and resettlement of the families affected by floods and landslides that occurred during May 2003 in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, forms the backdrop for this case study.Several public and private sector organisations including the NGOs were involved in this effort. SLUMDMP considered a ...

Case Studies on mitigating disasters in Asia and the Pacific, What is the Appropriate Mitigation...

The devastating flood of 2000 brought to public attention the need for appropriate actions to minimize future social and economic losses in Hat Yai and Thailand. This case study shows how partners of the Thailand Urban Disaster Mitigation Project (TUDMP) have worked together to plan and implement...

Characteristics and Protective Behaviors of Hazard Insurance Purchasers

We studied the relationship between disaster risk reduction and insurance coverage to assess the presence of moral hazard for two different natural hazards with survey data from Germany and the United States. Our statistical and methodological approach was guided by the approaches taken in...

Closing the protection gap - Disaster risk financing: smart solutions for the public sector

Every year natural and man-made catastrophes cause a distressing loss of lives and considerable economic costs around the world. Both industrialised and developing countries are affected, and surprisingly, both are also materially underinsured. This is the 3rd edition of a Closing the Protection...

Colapso de Estructuras de Galpones Durante Tormentas Severas

En varias ocasiones, tormentas que se desarrollaron sobre la región central de la República Argentina han producido daños de variada magnitud en estructuras livianas, particularmente galpones y silos. La magnitud de los daños va desde el arrancamiento de algunas chapas de la cubierta hasta la...

Community Damage Assessment and Demand Analysis

The first chapter speaks to the appropriateness of community-based needs analysis. The second chapter addresses common challenges relevant to gathering correct and pertinent information for disaster relief and rehabilitation. It also gives recommendations for constituting an analysis team and...

Community Initiatives for Sharing Flood Risk Information Across Border: Case Study from Ghagara...

Past several years, Practical Action has been working in Babai, West Rapti and Karnali River Basins of western lowland in Nepal and supporting local people and government stakeholders establish and institutionalize Flood Early Warning System (FEWS). Since these rivers of Nepal flow down towards...

Community puppet theatre as a participatory alternative method to strengthen flood resilience

In the municipality of Jonuta (Tabasco, Mexico), whose communities are regularly affected by floods, a puppet theatre was developed as a useful method to inform the community about floods and flood resilience. This creative approach allows to communicate disaster risk reduction information in a...

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