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10 Flooding Management

¿Qué estrategias de gestión de inundaciones hay? ¿Cuáles son las estrategias de ingeniería dura? ¿Cuáles son las estrategias de ingeniería blandos? ¿Cómo funcionan? ¿Qué son los intervalos de recurrencia de inundaciones? ¿Cómo se calculan?

2017 Global platform for disaster risk reduction: Proceedings

This document summaries the proceedings of the The Fifth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place from 24 to 26 May 2017 in Cancún, Mexico. Sections include proceedings from the: Chair's summary, formal events, side events and other events as well as listing...

2018 State of U.S. High Tide Flooding with a 2019 Outlook

Tide gauges of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are measuring rapid increases in coastal flood risk along U.S. coastlines due to relative sea level (RSL) rise. The most noticeable impact of RSL rise is the increasing frequency of high tide flooding (HTF) that in...

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...

2019 Monsoon Through Rainfall and Flood Review

In late January 2019, tropical Queensland received an extended period of heavy rainfall as a result of an intense slow-moving monsoon and tropical lows. This event continued to affect Queensland until 9 February 2019. In response to the event, the Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, the...

A guide for public-sector resilience bond sponsorship

This paper offers a path forward for governments at all levels—cities, states, federal agencies, and international aid programs—to align public-sector disaster risk reduction measures with private insurance using Resilience Bonds. This new bond mechanism was developed to (1) expand financial...

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...

Accelerating Sendai Framework implementation in Asia: Disaster risk reduction in contexts of...

This report explores the links between disasters and conflict in Asia, with a view to supporting accelerated implementation of the Asia Regional Plan, Target E and the Sendai Framework. Just under half of all global disasters occurred in the Asia-Pacific region between 2000 and 2017. The area...

Actions for Children and Youth Resilience:Guide for Governments

This guide is expected to provide directions for Governments for the development and implementation of public policies for the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) under a multi-sectorial approach (specifically in the areas of protection of children and youth , Education, Water, Sanitation 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...

Adaptive management for resilient communities

Short-term projects and linear management approaches are often unsuitable for achieving resilient development in the face of volatile complexity. Adaptive management combined with longer-term project funding has the potential to deliver more appropriate development outcomes. This will require...

Adoption of Flood Preparedness Actions: A Household Level Study in Rural Communities in Tabasco,...

Of all the natural disasters, floods are the most common. While they affect most countries around the world, poor communities are particularly vulnerable to flood risk. The use of precautionary and preparative measures are key for minimizing related flood impacts; however, little is known about...

After the storm: how the UK’s flood defences performed during the surge following Xaver

Thousands evacuated and one in six properties at risk – the flooding which hit the UK in December 2013 was the worst since 1953. This review by Zurich experts looks at measures taken and structures put in place over the years. It also shows why it is important to maintain flood protection...

Always Alert: Reducing Disaster Risk Guide for Communicators and Radio Broadcasters

This guide will be useful for programme manager using the toolkit and those who are developing their own training program in the both radio and other communications sectors. This guide may also be used for self-study, reading through the contents to get ideas and insight about reporting and...

Appropriate technologies to improve evacuation routes and vehicle access in case of emergency

Disaster risk analysis is the result of studying the hazards or threats and the conditions of exposure and vulnerability in local populations. In the case of floods and associated hazards, there are multiple alternatives to reduce these risk conditions, being structural measures (green or grey...

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...

AXA Research Guide: Building Resilient Cities

There are many ways to help cities plan for the future. First, we need to understand risks at stake to allow anticipation. Second, we must foster awareness so that populations, governments and private organizations are well informed and can make the right decisions. And third, we need to share...

Balkan floods of May 2014: challenges facing flood resilience in a former war zone

Major floods that swept through the Balkan region in 2014 have added to the problems facing people still recovering from conflict. Some had only just rebuilt their lives, only to be forced to flee again, this time to escape the floods. The legacy of war makes recovery more difficult and...

Bangladesh Country Briefing

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is a multi-sectoral partnership focusing on finding practical ways to help communities in developed and developing countries strengthen their resilience to flood risk. This briefing summarises our work in Bangladesh, one of the most flood prone countries in...

Beyond Katrina: Lessons in creating resilient communities

As the United States reflects on the decade since Katrina, there are many lessons learned that enable us to create a more resilient future, which are detailed in this paper. Through Zurich’s risk management work across the U.S. and around the world, coupled with Wharton’s analysis of the decision...

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