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  • Based on discussions with stakeholders and the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) past work, reducing federal exposure and improving resilience to flooding will require comprehensive reform of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that will need to include potential actions in six key areas (see figure below). Comprehensive reform will...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 28 April 2017
  • This Guide was developed to support the implementation of the Decent Work Agenda in fragile, conflict and disaster contexts in response to numerous requests from ILO officials and constituents that wished to be better informed about ILO’s capacity, added value and potential involvement. The Guide introduces key concepts characterizing...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 28 April 2017
  • This publication seeks to inform practitioners on how to more effectively deploy resources towards private sector climate adaptation projects in the developing world. The report examines the evidence base on efforts to support private sector investment in climate adaptation.Analysis shows that multilateral development banks (MDBs) and the Pilot Program...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 28 April 2017
  • While research continues to enhance our understanding of natural hazards, uncertainties persist about when these events will occur, their duration and magnitude, and their impact on lives and property. The editors of a new book describe how to characterize uncertainty in natural hazards, the incorporation of uncertainty into modeling, and its contribution...
    PreventionWeb News on Friday, 28 April 2017
  • There is a 50-60% chance of an El Niño event forming in middle to late 2017, according to a new Update from the World Meteorological Organization. The emergence of La Niña appears very unlikely, according to the Update, based on contributions from leading centres around the world and expert assessment of the results of climate models.
    PreventionWeb News on Friday, 28 April 2017
  • Esta serie de guías prácticas de implementación de la Norma Ecuatoriana de la Construcción es un trabajo orientado a los profesionales y no profesionales del país para ayudar a asegurar la correcta aplicación normativa en la construcción de viviendas y edificios con el fin...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 27 April 2017
  • This edition of the South Asia Disaster Report concentrates on Build Back Better (BBB), highlighting new and alternative disaster management measures to improve resilience of vulnerable communities. It explores initiatives by citizens, the state and development practitioners in South Asian countries who have led the way in improving actions...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 27 April 2017
  • The purpose of this paper is to propose a mathematical index to measure the resilient capability of drought-prone desert communities in Tharparkar, Pakistan. The paper analyses the constructs and definitions of the term resilience, describes the concept and practical applications of the integrated programming approach, present key findings of the integrated...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 27 April 2017
  • Australia estimates that its annual economic losses from disasters will triple to US$17.7 billion by 2050 as it embarks on a new initiative to integrate climate change action and disaster resilience. Just last month Cyclone Debbie brought extraordinary flooding to northern Queensland.
    PreventionWeb News on Thursday, 27 April 2017
  • By Denis McClean

    GENEVA, 27 April 2017 - Australia estimates that its annual economic losses from disasters will triple to US$17.7 billion by 2050 as it embarks on a new initiative to integrate climate change action and disaster resilience.

    The government has also embarked on a data readiness review to assess national preparedness to report on implementation of the…
    UNISDR on Thursday, 27 April 2017