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Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance: Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) Webinar 3

Webinar 3/3 on the ZFRA Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) from 23 January 2019: review, discussion and reflection on key points from previous webinars and presentation of case studies. The PERC manual is found here: https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/the-perc-manual

Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance: Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) Webinar 2

Webinar 2/3 on the ZFRA Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) from 18 January 2019: become a forensic researcher, system thinking, report structure, what to do when, desktop review and key research themes.The PERC manual is found here: https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/the-perc-manual

Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance: Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) Webinar 1

Webinar 1/3 on the ZFRA Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) from 14 January 2019: Introduction to and overview of the PERC. This first webinar provides context and background to the PERC tool, explains the rational for post disaster assessment and how PERC differs from other existing frameworks....

Resilience in Action: Climate & Ecosystem-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Resilience in Action Series aims to bring development practitioners one step closer to bridging the gap between theory and practice for integrating a resilience lens in programming, answering questions such as: How does a resilience lens change the design of interventions in key sectors? How...

Learning for climate resilience programming: BRACED & Bond Resilience Learning Group workshop...

In September 2018, the DFID-funded Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme and the Bond Resilience Learning Group hosted a workshop to explore what has been learned from designing and delivering large-scale climate adaptation and resilience...

Valuing rivers is critical to global efforts to adapt to climate change

With cities and communities around the world reeling from extreme droughts, floods and worsening water shortages, WWF and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) have published a report highlighting the central role of healthy rivers in adapting to climate change and building more resilient societies,...

WWF field series: Lessons learnt from 20 years of floodplain forest restoration in the Lower...

The last stretch of the Danube river – the Lower Danube – extends 1,000 km across Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine before it flows into the Black Sea. Numerous islands dot the river along this section. Decades of human modification of the natural landscape have left the islands, the...

Sustainable Flood Resilience in Refugee Camps; Combining sustainable drainage (SuDS) with WASH

Coventry University carried out research into sustainable drainage in camps for refugees or internally displaced persons. The objectives of the programme are to create, assess and disseminate findings concerning sustainable greywater management systems and other aspects of surface water...

Lead User Method vs. Innovation Contest – An Empirical Comparison of Two Open Innovation...

Organizations in the humanitarian sector often face problems that are hard to solve owing to their complexity and high hidden solution knowledge. We investigate two problem-solving governance mechanisms in the case of floods in Indonesia. In our study, we compare the costs and benefits of two...

Curriculum manual for use with communities affected by natural disasters in Haiti

This mental health training curriculum manual is a collaborative initiative that draws on material from a 10 week disaster mental health intervention developed in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010.

Innovation in Flood Resilience in Indonesia: Learning from a two-track innovation process

In 2016 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia – PMI) together with their partner Zurich Insurance Indonesia (ZII) set out to find innovative ideas and initiatives related to flood resilience. It was the...

Climate change adaptation and resilience and water, sanitation and hygiene: links between SDG 13...

Climate change is water change. Climate change is often discussed in terms of carbon emissions, but people feel the impacts largely through water. Rising temperatures mean increasingly severe floods, droughts and unpredictable weather patterns across the world, damaging water supplies and...

Kolkata Flood Forecasting Early Warning System Poster

This fact sheet is an introduction to a comprehensive, city-level Flood Forecasting Early Warning System for the City of Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC)'s Flood Forecasting and Warning System (Under Implementation)

Kolkata faces at least 7 to 8 heavy rainfall events per year, leading to stagnation of water in many places across the city. A flat terrain, poor natural drainage, cyclones, tidal blockage of drainage channels cause flooding and water logging in the city. Flood Forecasting and Warning System...

Child poverty, disasters and climate change: investigating relationships and implications over...

This study examines the relationship between natural hazard-related disasters and child and adolescent poverty in India and Kenya. It explores these connections through a lifecycle approach focusing on the incidence of child poverty and longer-term poverty dynamics and wellbeing. The analysis...

Pre-disaster planning and preparedness for floods and droughts: A systematic review

ncreasing intensity and frequency of climate-related disasters such as floods and droughts challenge existing governance models of disaster risk reduction. This paper systematically reviews 147 articles on pre-disaster planning and preparedness for floods and droughts in developed countries. The...

Methodology and Findings for the Exposure Analysis of the Chinese Wastewater Sector to Flooding...

This paper describes the methodology and findings for the extreme hazard exposure analysis of the Chinese wastewater sector to flooding and earthquakes hazards. This analysis is undertaken for changing flooding, under climate scenarios, and earthquake exposure of a spatially accurate wastewater...

Roadmap for Integrated Climate Risk Management: Flood Risk and Micro, Small and Medium...

This roadmap is developed from work undertaken on ICRM through the “Advancing Climate Risk Insurance plus” (ACRI+) implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII). In Morocco, ACRI+ is working with Micro,...

Operational Flood Mapping Using Multi-Temporal Sentinel-1 SAR Images: A Case Study from Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the most flood-affected countries in the world. In the last few decades, flood frequency, intensity, duration, and devastation have increased in Bangladesh. Identifying flood-damaged areas is highly essential for an effective flood response. This study aimed at developing an...

Asian Development Outlook 2019: Strengthening Disaster Resilience

Developing economies across Asia are among the most dynamic in the world. However, they are also among the most vulnerable to natural hazards, such as storms, floods, droughts, tsunamis, and earthquakes, and to the impacts of climate change, such as sea-level rise, coastal erosion, and extreme...

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