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Natural Disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the second most disaster-prone region in the world. Some 152 million people have been affected by 1,205 disasters (2000-2019). Although many hazards are cyclical in nature, the hazards most likely to trigger a major humanitarian response in the region...

Sea-level rise and local government: Policy gaps and opportunities

This paper identifies some barriers, gaps and opportunities in the legal and policy options available to local government when managing the effects of sea-level rise due to climate change, and outlines the challenges facing local government in adapting to sea-level rise and climate change. The...

Adaptation to Sea-Level Rise: Local Government Liability Issues

This paper addresses the legal frameworks and rules about what local and regional councils in New Zealand can and cannot do to adapt to the coastal hazards associated with sea-level rise and climate change. The focus is on what councils might be liable for in respect of housing affected by...

The extent of EQC liability for damage from sea-level rise

This paper considers the extent to which damage associated with sea-level rise is covered by insurance administered by the Earthquake Commission (EQC). EQC provides a natural disaster insurance scheme to help households recover from disaster and manage the fiscal risk to the Crown from natural...

2019 Resilience Brief

BOMA Canada is proud to present the BOMA Canada Resilience Brief – an important tool to help building owners and managers begin to consider resilience and the potential risks imposed by extreme weather events. Following the disastrous events of 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires and the 2018 New...

Optimizing distribution of droneports for emergency monitoring of flood disasters in China

Floods occur frequently, impacting large areas, displacing thousands of people and causing great losses. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) remote sensing is easy to obtain high‐resolution image that is immensely helpful to timely assess the flood situation and provide scientific decision‐making for...

Assessment of flash flood susceptibility potential in Moldavian Plain (Romania)

Concentration of time (Tc) is a frequently used parameter in the evaluation of the hydrological response of different sizes hydrographic basin in case of rainfall events. The present study is innovative, because it has created an index that identifies the small‐sized hydrographic basins that are...

Analysing flash flood risk perception through a geostatistical approach in the village of...

Flash floods are unexpected events, which evolve rapidly and affect relatively small areas. The short time available for minimising risks requires preparedness and active response. In this context of risk management, the flood risk perception of the local population is the first step towards...

Consultations with members of parliament on disaster risk reduction and management in Nepal

The consultations held by International Organization for Migration, with financial support from USAID/OFDA, are part of the project “Technical Support to Government of Nepal to Implement the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act”.This project was formulated in June 2018 with an aim to...

Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation in Nepal: A Pathway towards Climate...

This paper mainly focuses on reviewing the progress made in implementing the Nationally Determined Contribution of Nepal with a special focus on three sectors: energy, transport & industry. Other relevant policies and strategies related to these sectors, that have the potential to contribute to...

Indigenous knowledge and early warning systems in the Lower Shire Valley in Malawi

The overall objective of this study is to understand and document the indigenous early warning signs for most common hazards (i.e. floods, droughts and dry spells) in the Lower Shire Valley. The study explores what indigenous early warning signs are available within communities, how these are...

IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: What’s in it for Africa?

What’s in it for Africa presents key findings from the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) for Africa. The report extracts Africa-specific data, trends and analysis directly from SROCC, summarising it in a short volume to make it accessible to all...

IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: What’s in it for Latin...

What’s in it for Latin America? presents key findings from the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) for Latin America. It extracts Latin America-specific data, trends and analysis directly from SROCC, summarising it in a short volume to make it...

IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: What’s in it for South...

What’s in it for South Asia presents key findings from the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) for South Asia. The report extracts South Asia-specific data, trends and analysis directly from SROCC, summarising it in a short volume to make it accessible...

Exploring protective decision‐making in the context of impact‐based flood warnings

Previous research has found that users fail to comprehend flood hazard warning messages as well as the possible impacts of the forecast events. A proposed way to improve understanding and uptake is the implementation of impact‐based warning services. However, even though extensive qualitative...

Impacts of Natural Disasters on Households and Small Businesses in India

Extreme precipitation and flooding cause large-scale impacts on people, and are further intensified by rapid urbanization, infrastructure expansion, and large numbers of people residing in informal settlements in destitute conditions. This underscores the need to characterize the impacts of...

Evaluation of Early Action Mechanisms in Peru Regarding Preparedness for El Niño

In this article, we provide an impact evaluation of an intervention in Peru regarding preparedness for El Niño impacts in Picsi District of Chiclayo Province in Peru’s northwestern coastal Lambayeque region. This effort involved the provision of special kits that reduce the potential damage to...

The Climate-Cryosphere-Water Nexus in Central Asia

Global warming leads to increased melting of snow and glaciers and thawing of permafrost, and thus affects the overall water balance. The mountain cryosphere is already changing and will continue to change considerably towards the end of this century, depending on emission pathways. These changes...

Bhutan Country Brief

This country brief provides an overview of World Food Programme's disaster risk management work in Bhutan, including on glacial lake outburst flood monitoring and preparedness.

Analysis of urban flood prevention emergency plan in Pinghu City

With the acceleration of urbanization in China, urban flood disasters have gradually become a prominent type of urban disease, seriously affected the normal production and life of urban residents, and brought great challenges to urban flood control and disaster reduction work. Based on the...

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