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  • Despite the both extreme phenomena – drought and floods differ by their features (contrary to often rather slow start of drought floods mostly begin very quickly), prevention and protection measures against negative impact of these catastrophes have many common features.
    PreventionWeb News on Friday, 18 May 2018
  • This book is a compilation of stories, bringing together several partners to replicate and up-scale an integrated approach for resilience, linking disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration. The programme worked directly on water and food security by protecting and restoring natural resources.The...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 21 February 2018
  • This case study focuses on the use of forecast-based financing (FbF) for climate-related hazards such as floods, drought and storms in Togo and Uganda, in order to complement existing early warning systems with financing for early action. The case study describes FbF in general terms, describes its application in the two countries, and outlines...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 21 February 2018
  • This paper assesses, for the first time, future changes in flood, heat-waves (HW), and drought impacts for all 571 European cities in the Urban Audit database using a consistent approach. To capture the full range of uncertainties in natural variability and climate models, this paper uses all climate model runs from the Coupled Model Inter-comparison...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 21 February 2018
  • How can the scale and relative importance of all risks – from everyday hazards to small and large disasters – be assessed and then acted on? This brief describes the spectrum of risks in urban areas and highlights those that are poorly documented and whose impacts are underestimated. It also highlights measures that can be taken...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 21 February 2018
  • By Andy McElroy

    SUVA, 20 February 2018 – The enduring wisdom of the Japanese geophysicist Torahiko Terada – a pioneer of earthquake studies almost a century ago – is inspiring a Pacific nation’s effort to strengthen its disaster risk governance.

    Mr Terada’s famous maxim – ‘The next disaster will strike when the memory of the last one…

    UNISDR on Wednesday, 21 February 2018
  • A new landmark study warns that the impact of flooding, droughts and heatwaves by 2050-2100 will exceed previous predictions. The research highlights the substantial challenge European cities face in managing climate risks and underscores the urgent need to design and adapt cities to cope with these future conditions.
    PreventionWeb News on Wednesday, 21 February 2018
  • Source area protection has been instrumental to ensure adequate and sustainable water resources in Sri Lanka's ancient times, but gradual encroachment into the hill country catchments and increasing population have put growing pressures on water resources.
    PreventionWeb News on Wednesday, 21 February 2018
  • Fiji's National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy, which is aligned with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, is currently being finalized. Its adoption, expected in April, will be a major contribution to the achievement of Target (e) of the Sendai Framework, which seeks a substantial increase in the number of countries with national...
    PreventionWeb News on Wednesday, 21 February 2018
  • This document (ISO 22300:2018) defines terms used in security and resilience standards.This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 292, Security and resilience. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 22300:2012), which has been technically revised. The main changes compared to the previous edition...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 21 February 2018