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360 video: Appropriate technology for flood early warning systems in Peru

This 360 degree video allows you to explore the flood early warning systems installed by Practical Action in Chosica, Peru. Open-source electronics and 3D printing are used to create systems that are affordable and appropriate to the communities who need them - meaning life saving information can...

An unforgettable event: a qualitative study of the 1997-98 El Niño in northern Peru

Durante El Niño de 1997-98 , Tumbes, Perú recibió 16 veces el promedio anual de precipitaciones . Este estudio explora cómo los residentes de Tumbes perciben el impacto del fenómeno de El Niño en las necesidades básicas , el transporte, el cuidado de la salud , el empleo y la migración. Cuarenta...

Balkan floods of May 2014: challenges facing flood resilience in a former war zone

Major floods that swept through the Balkan region in 2014 have added to the problems facing people still recovering from conflict. Some had only just rebuilt their lives, only to be forced to flee again, this time to escape the floods. The legacy of war makes recovery more difficult and...

Bio-Latrines

This brief looks at the option of using bio-latrines, an on-site dry toilet technology which generates fertilising materials and fuel from the human excreta.

Build Your Own Tippy Tap

A simple device for washing your hands after going to the toilet.

Development of a Simplified Risk Mapping Tool to Facilitate and Optimize Emergency Response to...

The main objective of this initiative is to improve capacity to predict and address future post-disaster shelter recovery needs and issues as well as to manage information about on-going risks after a disaster and their implications for shelter planning. This improved capacity will ensure quick...

DISASTER MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE COMMUNITY-BASED DISASTER RISK REDUCTION/WASH:Training Manual

This Training Manual aims at providing an overview of DRR/WASH and the basic skills necessary for implementing Community-based DRR/WASH.

Emergency Preparedness: Taking Responsibility for Your Safety,Tips for People with Disabilities...

This Guide is for everyone who has trouble walking, hearing, seeing, breathing, understanding, learning, or responding quickly. These reduced abilities can be temporary or permanent. They can be due to conditions such as allergies, age or disability. Use this Guide with other preparedness guides...

Few, Roger; Ahern, Mike; Matthies, Franziska; Kovats, Sari

Tras el debate preliminar de las cuestiones de riesgo de inundación mundial (capítulo 2), los principales sectores de la informe comprende un análisis pidemiológico de la base de pruebas para los resultados de salud de las inundaciones (capítulo 3) y una revisión de los mecanismos de análisis de...

Flood Resilient Sanitation : West Champaran Gandaki River Basin, India [Info-graphics] (2017)

ICIMOD along with its partners Megh Pyne Abhiyan (MPA) and Water Action (WA), is piloting Eco-San Toilet, or Phaydemand Shauchalaya (Beneficial Toilet) as it is locally known, in Naya Tola Bhishambharpur (NTB) village, Nautan Block in Pashchim (West) Champaran district of Bihar.

Flooding and communicable diseases fact sheet: risk assessment and preventive measures

Presenta los riesgos de las enfermedades transmitidas por el agua en contexto de desastres producidos por inundaciones.

Flooding and communicable diseases fact sheet: risk assessment and preventive measures

Presenta los riesgos de las enfermedades transmitidas por el agua en contexto de desastres producidos por inundaciones.

Flooding Quick Reference Guide

This brochure highlights important health and safety concerns to address before, during, and after major flooding. It is not intended to cover every type of flooding situation.

Floods: climate change and adaptation strategies for human health

Dentro de un proyecto europeo financiado por la Comisión ( EVK2 - 2000-00070 ) , la OMS y la Escuela de Londres de Higiene y Medicina Tropical organizó un taller para identificar los riesgos para la salud asociados a las inundaciones en la Región Europea de la OMS, explorar las proyecciones de...

Floods: climate change and adaptation strategies for human health

Dentro de un proyecto europeo financiado por la Comisión ( EVK2 - 2000-00070 ) , la OMS y la Escuela de Londres de Higiene y Medicina Tropical organizó un taller para identificar los riesgos para la salud asociados a las inundaciones en la Región Europea de la OMS, explorar las proyecciones de...

Guidelines for developing emergency simulation and drills

This handbook gives the guidelines for organizing, developing, and evaluating simulations and drills and describes different uses for the exercises in the context of emergencies and disasters. It has been written primarily for health sector organizations that are in the process of reviewing and...

Here's how to escape a flooding vehicle

If you're ever in a car accident that results in the car sinking, you only have seconds to react and save your life.

How to Prepare for a Flood

This accessible and simple video shares instructions to follow before, during and after a flood. Click on the following link to access the full program : https://www.sikana.tv/en/health/natural-disaster

Human health risk assessment: A case study involving heavy metal soil contamination after the...

At the end of December 1993 and also at the end of January 1995, the river Meuse, one of the major rivers in Europe, flooded and river banks were inundated. We investigated the possible health risks of exposure to heavy metal concentrations in river bank soils resulting from the flooding of the...

In the face of disaster. Children and climate change

Explora el impacto potencial del cambio climático y los desastres naturales en la nutrición, salud, protección y educación de los niños y las niñas. El reporte además pone de manifiesto las preocupaciones acerca de cómo las familias vulnerables podrán hacer frente y adaptase a estos cambios, y lo...

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