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360 video: Appropriate technology for flood early warning systems in Peru

This 360 degree video allows you to explore the flood early warning systems installed by Practical Action in Chosica, Peru. Open-source electronics and 3D printing are used to create systems that are affordable and appropriate to the communities who need them - meaning life saving information can...

A dual disaster handbook: 6 recommendations for local leaders responding to floods during Covid-19

In 2020, local leaders across the United States will likely face an unprecedented threat that requires significant collective action: a flood that hits during the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. This “dual disaster” will likely be widespread: 128 million Americans are at risk of...

A method for monetising the mental health costs of flooding

Recent research from Public Health England (PHE) shows that people that experience flooding in their homes can suffer from mental health illnesses, including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. This has an economic impact, including costs to the health service and lost days at...

Addressing Disaster Risk Reduction of multiple hazards during the COVID 19 crisis

Hosted by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Regional Office for Africa, African Union Commission, and Partners for Resilience. The webinar was held in English. The objective of the webinar was to discuss emerging issues relating to Disaster Risk Reduction/and Increasing...

Africa report on internal displacement 2019

This year’s Africa Report on Internal Displacement represents a timely and relevant contribution to the discussion on internal displacement and its relation to sustainable development in Africa. It provides reliable and up-to-date evidence about the scale of internal displacement in the continent...

An unforgettable event: a qualitative study of the 1997-98 El Niño in northern Peru

Durante El Niño de 1997-98 , Tumbes, Perú recibió 16 veces el promedio anual de precipitaciones . Este estudio explora cómo los residentes de Tumbes perciben el impacto del fenómeno de El Niño en las necesidades básicas , el transporte, el cuidado de la salud , el empleo y la migración. Cuarenta...

Assessing Social Vulnerability to Flood Hazards in the Dutch Province of Zeeland

The 2007 European Union Floods Directive encouraged member nations to pursue a more integrated view of flood risks and management strategies, taking into account social vulnerabilities of residents. To date, most flood-risk analyses conducted by the Dutch government have focused on physical risk....

Assessing Socioeconomic Vulnerability after a Hurricane: A Combined Use of an Index-Based...

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are vulnerable to sea-level rise and hydro-meteorological hazards. In addition to the efforts to reduce the hazards, a holistic strategy that also addresses the vulnerability and exposure of residents and their assets is essential to mitigate the impacts of...

Assessing the impacts of climate change on flood displacement risk

With so many people already affected by climate change and extreme weather events predicted to become more frequent and/or severe in many parts of the world, it is vital to establish the magnitude of future displacement risk, its drivers and what might be done about it. Whilst a number of...

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...

Avoiding a perfect storm: COVID-19 and floods in Nepal

COVID-19 is a serious risk for flood vulnerable communities in Nepal as the monsoon season begins in earnest while Corona virus cases are increasing and the Nepalese economy is struggling with lock down and reduction in remittances from those working abroad. Eighty percent of Nepal is vulnerable...

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...

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.

Bio-Latrines

This brief looks at the option of using bio-latrines, an on-site dry toilet technology which generates fertilising materials and fuel from the human excreta.

Build Your Own Tippy Tap

A simple device for washing your hands after going to the toilet.

Building resilience in the humanitarian-development nexus: The Community Flood Resilience...

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) aims to build resilience, globally, by working with multiple stakeholders to trigger rapid transformation in resilience investment, knowledge, policy and innovation. At ground level, the GRP has delivered two challenge rounds, supporting 21 consortia to...

Burundi Floods 2011 DREF Operation

This case study from the IFRC details their Disaster Relief and Emergency Fund Operation in Burundi, 2011. Five days of heavy downpour in the last week of March 2011 had severe consequences for the residents of Ngagara, Cibitoke and Kinama, three impoverished and densely populated suburbs of...

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...

Climate Change and Resilience in times of COVID-19. Multiple Hazards and Systemic Risk:...

As the Global Risk Assessment Report has highlighted, the Sendai Framework reflects the certainty that in an ever more populous, networked and globalizing society, the very nature and scale of risk has changed to such a degree that it surpasses established risk management institutions and...

Climate, Migration, and COVID-19

Roughly 15 million people are displaced every year by climate and weather related disasters, including floods. This year much of that displacement will take place against the backdrop of a pandemic. This talk explores how the coronavirus pandemic collides with current patterns of climate-linked...

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