The Challenge of Too Much Water: Ensuring Sustainable Water, Resilient Communities
From Hurricane Harvey to Typhoon Damrey, 2017's extreme weather events have made it clear that too much water can be as deadly as too little. Flooded streets, destroyed villages, unsafe water: as these and other impacts of extreme weather increase, how can we help already vulnerable communities prepare for the next wave? And how can we respond better, in light of the lasting and cumulative damage floods can inflict?
In this video experts share their experiences managing floods and mitigating their impacts, including storm surges, infectious disease outbreaks, and pollution, as well as offer suggestions for using legal frameworks to prevent and respond to catastrophic disasters.
Roger-Mark De Souza - Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience
Anita van Breda - Senior Director, Environment and Disaster Management, World Wildlife Fund
Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari - Executive Director, Center for Water Security and Cooperation
George Hawkins - CEO and General Manager, DC Water and Sewer Authority
Melissa Opryszko- Senior WASH Sector Advisor, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development
Eric Viala- Director, Sustainable Water Partnership, Winrock International
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