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  • In recent years, a range of global flood models (GFMs) were developed, each utilizing different process descriptions as well as validation data sets and methods. To quantify the magnitude of these differences, studies assessed the performance of GFMs only on the continental and catchment level. Since the default model set-ups resulted in locally marked...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 19 April 2019
  • This paper reflects on two ongoing participatory action research projects conducted by UN-Habitat and research partners from Australian universities in Honiara, Solomon Islands and Port Vila, Vanuatu. Findings from consultations across 16 communities demonstrate the critical role of endogenous modes of resilience, as well as the strong correlation between...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 19 April 2019
  • This study explores the perceptions of health effects and support received by people affected by the 2011 southeast Queensland flood six years after the event.Researchers conducted a cross-sectional survey of 327 people in flood-affected areas. The questionnaire sought information about the ongoing social, economic, demographic and self-declared physical...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 19 April 2019
  • Localisation of aid, partnership, and capacity strengthening are increasingly prominent issues within the humanitarian sector. Calls for localisation are particularly strong in the disaster-prone region of Asia, with governments responding to humanitarian crises, such as those in Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal and Bangladesh, limiting the access of international...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 19 April 2019
  • The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was established to support developing countries to take ambitious action on climate change. The flow of climate finance from industrialised to developing countries, particularly via the GCF, is a crucial component of international agreements on climate change. However, capacity constraints and the complex procedures for...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 18 April 2019
  • This report covers the human, structural and economic losses from disasters all over the world in March 2019.Findings in this global catastrophe report include: The anticipated global cost of flooding events in March 2019 amounts to USD 8 billion. Cyclone Idai has caused infrastructural damage of USD 1 billion in Mozambique alone, with 1,100 deaths...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 18 April 2019
  • This study reviews flood disasters in Nigeria and how the government has managed them over the past two decades. The extensive review of the literature is complemented by data obtained from Ajegunle, a community in Ajeromi–Ifelodun Local Government Area. Because of its proximity to water bodies, its large population and its small...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 18 April 2019
  • From 2016 to 2018, the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (University of Waterloo) developed and tested the Home Flood Protection Program (HFPP), which is an initiative designed to provide homeowners with practical information necessary to identify and limit their risk of basement flooding.A total of 510 HFPP assessments were completed. Ten flood risk...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 18 April 2019
  • Cyclone Idai showed, once again, just how unprepared the Southern African Development Community is to respond to major disasters. Of its 16-member states, only Angola, Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa contributed to the relief efforts, reflecting the prevailing preference for a bilateral approach to regional challenges within the SADC.
    PreventionWeb News on Thursday, 18 April 2019
  • GFDRR's Lab, in partnership with the World Bank Group's Art Program, is launching a call for submissions for an upcoming exhibition: “The Art of Resilience”. This exhibition will showcase how art can further the understanding and communication of disaster risks, and support resilience-building efforts.
    PreventionWeb News on Thursday, 18 April 2019