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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...

ABC of VCA

Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) uses various participatory tools to gauge peoples exposure to and capacity to resist natural hazards. It is an integral part of disaster preparedness and contributes to the creation of community-based disaster preparedness programmes at the rural and...

All-Hazards Preparedness Guide

Being prepared to prevent, respond to, and recover rapidly from public health threats can save lives and protect the health and safety of the public. Though some people feel it is impossible to be prepared for unexpected events, the truth is that taking preparedness actions helps people deal with...

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...

An Overview of Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region: A Community Perspective

The discussions in this booklet aim to address the complexity of risk in the Arab region, and present some tools which can be used by local governments, civil society and other institutions working in the field of environment and disaster risk reduction.

Andean Countries - Adaptation to the Impact of Rapid Glacier Retreat in the Tropical Andes...

El desarrollo Adaptación objetivo al Impacto del Retroceso Glaciar rápido en el Proyecto Andes Tropicales para los Países Andinos es contribuir al fortalecimiento de la resiliencia de los ecosistemas y las economías locales a los impactos del retroceso de los glaciares en los Andes tropicales , a...

Assessing Institutional Capacities for Flood Disaster Risk Reduction

This paper derives and presents an initial framework for assessing institutional capacities for flood disaster risk reduction. This paper discusses on vulnerable population from risk in order to help to identify where institutional arrangements are themselves contributing causes of vulnerability.

Best Management Practices for Stormwater Runoff

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

Bhutan: Silent Tsunami

En Bután, las personas están en una carrera contra el tiempo para evitar una inundación de los lagos glaciares (GLOF) - que los lugareños llaman "tsunami silencioso". Aquí, seguimos los esfuerzos de los ingenieros y 300 trabajadores locales, con la ayuda del FMAM y el PNUD, para evitar que un...

Blue-Green cities for urban flood resilience

In her geosciences seminar delivered to Nottingham University, Emily O'Donnel explains the value of blue-green infrastructure (sometimes called SuDS) for reducing urban flood risk. She highlights the co-benefits these approaches bring beyond only reducing flood risk, provides examples from...

Breaking The Cycle: Good Practice Principles For Disaster Risk Reduction (Module 2)

This film is for DRR practitioners or those wishing to learn more about DRR practices. Good practice is demonstrated through case studies from Tajikistan, Malawi, India, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Burkina Faso. The film presents the fundamental principles for effective DRR...

Building Disaster Resilient Communities

Since disasters are recognized to be one major stumbling block in attaining development goals, disaster reduction should be a major concern for all. There is a need to promote those disaster reduction activities that can be replicated, as stated in the book. This book can be used by development...

Building ecosystem resilience in Ethiopia's Somali Region

How can we build the long-term resilience of communities to withstand recurring food and water insecurity, droughts and flash floods in the Horn of Africa and wider Sahel? This animation showcases integrated approaches, linking disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA), and...

BUILDING SOCIAL RESILIENCE

This paper synthesizes World Bank analyses of strategies to build resilience and of national policies and operational platforms meant to assist the poor in managing disaster and climate risk. The goal is to highlight practical ways of funnelling disaster and climate risk financing directly to...

Case Studies on Flash Flood Risk Management in the Himalayas In support of specific flash flood...

ICIMOD, in collaboration with various partners, has compiled and published resource materials on flash flood risk management to support capacity development and especially the training of planners and practitioners. As part of these efforts, ICIMOD published a set of resource manuals on flash...

Case Studies on mitigating disasters in Asia and the Pacific, Coping with flood in Cambodian...

This case study, the first of a two part series, is derived from the experience of the Community-Based Flood Mitigation and Preparedness Project (CBFMP) (1998-2001). It features the development of an organizational framework for flood vulnerability reduction in 23 Cambodian villages. The step-by...

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, Promotion of Disaster Mitigation in...

This case study encapsulates processes, experiences and lessons learned during disaster risk communication initiatives implemented under the Sri Lanka Urban Multi Hazard Disaster Mitigation Project (SLUMDMP). The study looks at SLUMDMP s experiences in planning and developing its communication...

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...

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