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Building Back Safer and Greener: A Guide to Sound Environmental Practices for Disaster Recovery...

"This guide outlines many ways in which adverse environmental impacts can be avoided after disasters, and good practices can be promoted. It is written for government and non-government organization (NGO) technical staff including engineers and architects; humanitarian, development and...

Costs and benefits of flood mitigation in Launceston

With Launceston experiencing severe flooding in June 2016, this research reviewed the costs and benefits of mitigation work (upgraded levees). Findings show that the upgrading of the levee system resulted in avoiding losses of about $216 million (had the pre-existing levees failed), which is...

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,...

GFDRR: Bringing resilience to scale

This report highlights the results achieved during fiscal year 2017 by the GFDRR. It provides an overview of GFDRR’s grant-making activities as implemented in countries in its eight areas of engagement. The report also outlines GFDRR’s contribution to the global resilience agenda and its...

Hydrodynamic modelling for flood reduction and climate resilient infrastructure development...

Various information on the CTCN Technology transfer in Jakarta. Including learnings, full report, policy brief, audio visual and impact report. Jakarta is increasingly threatened by flooding due to a combination of rising sea levels, land subsidence, and higher river levels due to extreme...

Leave No One Behind: Disaster Resilience for Sustainable Development - Asia-Pacific Disaster...

Asia and the Pacific is the region most affected by natural disasters. These disasters hit the poorest countries and communities hardest. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to reach everyone – to leave no one behind. If governments are to protect their most vulnerable people, they...

Training Rivers, Training People: Interrogating the Making of Disasters and the Politics of...

This thesis employs a political ecological approach to examine the discursive, material, and ontological production of floods as disasters along Nepal’s lower Karnali River and the politics that surround various attempts to mitigate them. Specifically, I examine the uneven ways in which residents...

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