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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...

Adaptation to flood risk: Results of international paired flood event studies

This study aims to improve the understanding of the primary drivers of changes in flood risk, in order to support effective adaptation. The study analyzed eight paired floods, that is, consecutive flood events that occurred in the same region, with the second flood causing significantly lower...

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...

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...

Building Resilience: A meta-analysis of Oxfam’s resilience Effectiveness Reviews

Oxfam’s Effectiveness Reviews evaluate the impact of the organization’s projects on the lives of those they are intended to help. This research paper uses statistical meta-analysis to summarise the results of all 16 Effectiveness Reviews carried out under the theme of resilience between 2011...

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...

Country Risk Profiles for Floods and Earthquakes: Europe and Central Asia

The country risk profiles for floods and earthquakes presented in this publication are based on quantitative risk assessments derived using global flood and earthquake models. The objectives are to inform governments of the levels of risk their countries face and facilitate discussions on how...

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 RESILIENCE MEASUREMENTS: STOCKTAKING OF ONGOING EFFORTS IN DEVELOPING SYSTEMS FOR...

This review is concerned with measurements of resilience against natural disasters. It includes measurements that focus – partially or fully – on tropical cyclones and related storm surges, droughts, earthquakes, biomass fires, floods, landslides, tsunamis and/or volcanic eruptions. The review...

Effectiveness of polder systems on peak discharge capping of floods along the middle reaches of...

En el modelamiento de inundaciones muchos modelos hidrodinámicos unidimensionales (1-D) son muy restrictivos en la captura de procesos de diferenciación espacial en un pólder or en sistemas de pólder y modelos bidimensionales (2-D) son muy demandantes en requerimientos de datos y recursos...

Effectiveness of polder systems on peak discharge capping of floods along the middle reaches of...

En el modelamiento de inundaciones muchos modelos hidrodinámicos unidimensionales (1-D) son muy restrictivos en la captura de procesos de diferenciación espacial en un pólder or en sistemas de pólder y modelos bidimensionales (2-D) son muy demandantes en requerimientos de datos y recursos...

Flood control in the San Francisco bay: Risk and opportunities

Hay muchas estrategias para la adaptación y la reducción del impacto de coastalflooding y aumento del nivel del mar. En este artículo se presenta un resumen de los riesgos de inundaciones costeras y una amplia gama de soluciones, incluidos los enfoques tradicionales, como los diques más sólidos...

Flood damage, vulnerability and risk perception: challenges for flood damage research

El estado actual de la técnica en el análisis de los daños por inundaciones se centra principalmente en la evaluación económica de los efectos tangibles de las inundaciones. Se afirma en este documento de debate que se descuidan importantes aspectos económicos, sociales y ecológicos de las...

Flood delta city index: Drivers to support adaptation of cities

This report outlines the Flood Delta City Index, which helps cities to better understand the dominant drivers of flood risk, formulate ambitions, and compare and share their results with other delta regions. The index aims to help decision makers in delta areas to select appropriate adaptation...

Flood loss assessments: Case studies

This publication is part of the Integrated Flood Management Tools Series (IFM) being compiled by the Associated Programme on Flood Management. This IFM Tool collects existing methodologies in the framework of the flood loss assessment. It includes mainly case studies concerning OECD countries. In...

Flood Risk and Water Management in the Netherlands

This report describes the Dutch context of flood risk management, the institutions, disasters which influenced our flood risk policy and disaster management, our flood protection standards for flood defenses, flood risk management, financial issues, large projects, urban planning and the choice...

Flood Risk Assessment

This chapter reviews commonly applied hydrological computational techniques for arriving at estimates of flood flows in streams, needed to identify flood hazard areas and flood risk within those areas. The next chapter reviews commonly applied techniques in delineating areas subject to flooding...

Flood risk assessment and forecasting for the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basins

This report summarizes recent analytical work on flood risk management in South Asia through the implementation of transboundary knowledge generation and sharing. The work included two distinct but linked activities, conducted with the support of the South Asia Water Initiative: • A...

Flooding and climate change

El cambio climático en el Reino Unido es probable que se asocie con un mayor riesgo de inundaciones en las zonas costeras de baja altitud y el tiempo de retorno de eventos de inundaciones graves es probable que se reduzca de manera significativa. Los planes de emergencia para mitigar los efectos...

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.

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