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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
  • The behavior of individuals, companies and government agencies – before, during and after a flood – is a critical factor that can dramatically influence the impact. However, it is rarely considered. New research calls for the next generation of flood-risk assessment models to integrate better knowledge of how people deal with risk and damage.
    PreventionWeb News on Sunday, 29 April 2018
  • This brief asserts that the critical importance of adaptation is still under-valued in international negotiations. Specifically, the view that adaptation is a local problem is holding back ambition to pursue a global adaptation agenda that seeks solutions beyond the local-to-national level.This brief argues that adopting a transboundary view of climate...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 20 April 2018
  • This report looks at different financial mechanisms for climate resilience. It provides recommendations for the City of Boston and the region on how to pay for climate adaptation investments. This report examines various mechanisms for resilience finance and aligning incentives at multiple scales, from individual...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 20 April 2018
  • An analysis was made of the loss of life caused by Hurricane Harvey. Information was collected for 70 fatalities that occurred due to the event and were recovered within the first 2 weeks after landfall. Most fatalities occurred due to drowning (81 %), particularly in and around vehicles. Males (70 %) and people over 50 years old...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 20 April 2018
  • The production of the United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 (GAR19) is underway. As part of its development process, UNISDR will launch a call for contributing papers. Further information on the main chapters and themes and guidance for the submission of abstracts will be provided on May 15th 2018.
    PreventionWeb News on Thursday, 19 April 2018
  • New research has found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100- and 500-year floodplains. Drowning caused 80% of Harvey deaths, and the research showed that only 22% of fatalities in Harris County occurred within the 100-year floodplain.
    PreventionWeb News on Thursday, 19 April 2018
  • This report provides a synthetic view of national risk assessments (NRAs) in twenty OECD Member countries. NRA are used to support risk management decisions in a rapidly changing global risk landscape characterized by increasingly complex, interconnected societies and highly mobile people, information and goods. The report highlights good governance...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 19 April 2018
  • This study’s objective is to respond to the U.S. Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act's (HFIAA) direction for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop an affordability framework proposing programmatic and regulatory changes that address affordability of flood insurance through the National Flood...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 19 April 2018
  • After the earthquake in 2009, L’Aquila (Italy) began a recovery process characterized by a delay in the reconstruction of the city center. Between 2010 and 2014 a recovery index was formulated based on spatial indicators, such as building condition and building use, to measure the progress of the recovery process in L’Aquila. Eight...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 19 April 2018