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  • This report presents five scenarios on ‘Real-time Hydrological Forecasting’ for 2025. These scenarios provide tools for analysing the relationship between various developments (demographic, economic, socio-cultural, technological, environmental and political/governmental) and Real-time Hydrological Forecasing.These developments were...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 23 June 2017
  • This note examines the nature of floods, focusing in particular on the important function of flood volume retention and the conveyance of excess water out of river basins. Based on this account, it discusses flood management options that can be implemented as part of a proactive approach, one that seeks to avoid the disasters that may result...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 23 June 2017
  • This solutions brief offers lessons from Japan for developing countries seeking to increase the safety of the built environment through the use of building regulation as a tool, in an incremental, context-specific approach. The brief summarises lessons for policymakers, practitioners and project managers: Regulation should be understood as a tool to...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 23 June 2017
  • The report presents the improvements that have been achieved in Serbia since May 2014, when the country experienced its most severe flooding in more than a century.With the support from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the National Disaster Risk Management Program (NDRMP) was established in Serbia....
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 22 June 2017
  • This paper synthesises the findings and recommendations from a 2015-2016 CDKN project to develop a framework for the effectiveness and resilience of small- and medium-scale irrigation, and is intended for policy-makers, planners and implementers working in Nepal’s irrigation sector under...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 22 June 2017
  • This science plan provides a blueprint both for prioritizing USGS science activities and for delineating USGS interests and potential participation in subduction zone science supported by its partners.The activities in this plan address many USGS stakeholder needs, of which some are:  High-fidelity tools and user-tailored information that facilitate...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 22 June 2017
  • This summary from the Chair of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction outlines the discussions and priorities set during the Fifth Session in Cancun, Mexico from 24 to 26 May 2017, which was the first to take place since the adoption of the Sendai Framework.The Leaders’ Forum, Ministerial Roundtables, plenary sessions, special...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 22 June 2017
  • Real-time flood forecasting is one of the most effective flood risk management measures. These services heavily rely on data and models, on ICT infrastructures and on forecasting expertise. Deltares is now using scenarios analysis to explore alternative views of the future. Such scenarios allow for any decision to be tested for robustness against those...
    PreventionWeb News on Thursday, 22 June 2017
  • The tragedies in Portugal and the UK share parallels. Both fires spread quickly and burned with an intensity beyond what firefighters were able to stop. Both caught residents unprepared, with their escape routes cut off, and both left a death toll far beyond what might have been expected for either of the fires in highly-developed countries.
    PreventionWeb News on Thursday, 22 June 2017
  • Laguna de Bay, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia, is the centerpiece of a flood and sewage crisis in Metro Manila. Authorities are now conysidering soft-path solutions principally aimed at better managing stormwater and cleaning up the capital region's filthy waterways.
    PreventionWeb News on Thursday, 22 June 2017