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2017 Global platform for disaster risk reduction: Proceedings

This document summaries the proceedings of the The Fifth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place from 24 to 26 May 2017 in Cancún, Mexico. Sections include proceedings from the: Chair's summary, formal events, side events and other events as well as listing...

2018 UN World Water Development Report, Nature-based Solutions for Water

The 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2018) seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, about the potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) to address contemporary water management challenges across all sectors, and particularly...

A Guide to Selecting Ecosystem Service Models for Decision-Making: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

Over 80 modeling tools for mapping ecosystem services have been developed to help decision-makers better understand their local systems. These often consist of a set of models, each representing a particular ecosystem service. However, the usefulness of these modeling tools to support...

Beyond Katrina: Lessons in creating resilient communities

As the United States reflects on the decade since Katrina, there are many lessons learned that enable us to create a more resilient future, which are detailed in this paper. Through Zurich’s risk management work across the U.S. and around the world, coupled with Wharton’s analysis of the decision...

BRACED Resilience Exchange

BRACED aims to build the resilience of up to 5 million vulnerable people across the Sahel, East Africa and Asia against climate extremes and disasters. DFID funding for BRACED has been awarded as three year grants to 15 projects (for more information, see BRACED projects on page 98). These grants...

Building a Flood monitoring Web Application in Greece

In this radio show recording hear how GEOSYSTEMS Hellas has tapped into the stream of data supplied by the European Space Agency to build a flood-monitoring web application based on Hexagon Geospatial technology.

Building capacity for risk management in a changing climate

Project Synthesis Report. The Raising Risk Awareness (RRA) project uses the latest advances in climate science to understand the role of climate change in the occurrence of extreme events such as flooding, droughts and heatwaves in developing countries. The project analyses the role of climate...

Building resilience to natural disasters: A performance review

In 2011, the Department for International Development (DFID) decided that disaster resilience should be a central objective of both its development and its humanitarian programming. Between 2011 and 2015, it conducted a process of mainstreaming resilience objectives into all relevant programmes....

Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe: Enhancing coherence of the...

This report aims to contribute to better informed EU, national and subnational strategies, plans and multi-stakeholder processes for enhancing the coherence between CCA and DRR. It explores how public policies and risk management practices can foster coherence, and to what extent transfer of...

Communicating flood risks in a changing climate: 9 principles for promoting public engagement

Report and webinar: How can we engage individuals and communities more effectively around flood risks in a changing climate? Two years on from the wettest winter on record, a new report identifies 9 principles for communicating about flooding in a changing climate. It is a collaboration...

Crisis modifiers: a solution for a more flexible development-humanitarian system?

This report examines three crisis modifier interventions in depth, investigating each step in the process: observing a changing situation, designing an appropriate response, applying to the fund, the fund’s decision making process, implementation of an intervention and how the ‘regular’ BRACED...

Development and testing of a community flood resilience measurement tool

Given the increased attention on resilience strengthening in international humanitarian and development work, there is a growing need to invest in its measurement and the overall accountability of “resilience strengthening” initiatives. The purpose of this article is to present our framework and...

Digital Coast Partner Tools for the Community Rating System

The Community Rating System is a voluntary program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that rewards communities for engaging in activities that reduce flood risk with discounts on flood insurance premiums. Each CRS...

DISASTER PROOFING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

This brochure clearly shows how disaster can set back each of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and how disaster risk reduction can help achieve the Goals. Through disaster proof MDGs, it aims to create the "virtuous circle" by reinforcing mutual synergy between the MDGs and the Hyogo...

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...

Disaster resilience: What it is and how it can engender a meaningful change in development policy

Disasters pose a growing threat to sustainable development. Disaster risk management efforts have largely failed to arrest the underlying drivers of growing risk globally: uncontrolled urbanization and proliferation of assets in hazardous areas. Resilience provides an opportunity to confront the...

Disaster Risk Governance: Unlocking progress and reducing risk

Scales of governance is fundamental concept in the study of DRG as risk is configured locally but collective responses will vary according to spatial and administrative scales at which stakeholders act, in accordance with their mandates. This paper attempts to fill the gap by examining the DRG...

Disaster risk management and fiscal policy : narratives, tools, and evidence associated with...

This paper addresses the question whether and how co-benefits, through disaster resilience building, can be further promoted. Co-benefits are defined as positive externalities that arise deliberately as a result of a joint strategy that pursues several objectives synergistically at the same time,...

Disaster Risk Reduction, Governance and Development

There are some encouraging examples of good governance with regards to disaster risk reduction. For instance, the development, in several countries in Africa, of multi-stakeholder national platforms or national committees provide strong evidence of political will towards sharing decision-making...

Disaster Risk Reduction, Governance and Mainstreaming

Governance is the umbrella under which disaster risk reduction takes place. The existence of public awareness, political will and sufficient capacity are key to making disaster risk reduction (DRR) an underlying principle in all relevant development sectors. With its significant experience in...

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