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  • This study aims to show a case study of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures to increase coastal system resilience to extreme weather events and sea-level rise (SLR). The project was implemented at Kiyú, on the Uruguayan coast of the Rio de la Plata river estuary, to reduce the erosion of sandy beaches, dunes and bluffs due...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 17 August 2018
  • The report reflects the outcomes of the Resilient Cities 2018 congress and captures broader developments in the field of urban resilience and climate change adaptation. It is based on the knowledge of international experts and practitioners who participated at the congress, April 26 - 28 in Bonn, Germany. The report features case studies from around...
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  • This paper analyses the impact of extreme temperatures on street-level government workers charged with oversight of these same human health hazards, namely the ability of police and food safety inspectors to perform their duties related to public safety. This paper employs US data from over 70 million regulatory police stops between 2000 and 2017, from...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 17 August 2018
  • The main objective of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for a Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) is to develop simplified sustainable instructions that define the roles and responsibilities of major stakeholders as well as community members.Since bottom-up approaches are limited due to Nepal’s existing infrastructural arrangements, the...
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  • Most of the regions impacted by Kerala's intense monsoon were once classified by a committee as ecologically-sensitive zones, but the Kerala government rejected the committee's report and its recommendations. Some experts are now branding the recent disaster as a "manmade calamity," triggered by the government's past decisions.
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  • Tonga has launched its revised Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. The plan plays a central role in guiding the government's continuous efforts to build resilience to climate change and minimize disaster risks and is the result of years of thorough consultations conducted with various stakeholders.
    PreventionWeb News on Friday, 17 August 2018
  • The UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) ‘Perspectives’ Series is a series of publications produced by UDP to share expert and practitioners’ opinions and experiences on emerging topics related to climate change. This latest volume shares diverse and original perspectives, insights and reflections on the role and prospects for the...
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  • Vulcan Wildfire Management was appointed by the Western Cape Directorate Disaster Management and Fire & Rescue Services to launch a task force to analyse and document the June 2017 Knysna (Elandskraal Fire) and Plettenberg Bay (Kruisfontein Fire) wildfire incidents (also known as the Knysna Fires) and, thereafter, produce a comprehensive report...
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  • This report describes decision-support tools, including models and nonmodeling approaches, that are relevant to infectious disease prevention, detection, and response and aligns these tools with real-world policy questions that the tools can help address.The intended audience includes technical experts — for example, modelers and subject-matter...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 16 August 2018
  • There is rising interest among research and development practitioners to arrive at impact driven solutions in the field of gender and climate change adaptation. Climate change adaptation interventions can be better targeted by being linked with type of climatic risks experienced by women farmers, their social profile and their needs based on the role...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 16 August 2018