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  • The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has come to an end, matching NOAA's seasonal predictions for being extremely active. The season produced 17 named storms of which 10 became hurricanes including six major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5) – including the first two major hurricanes to hit the continental U.S. in 12 years.
    PreventionWeb News on Saturday, 30 December 2017
  • This study aims to assess policies and mechanisms in Caribbean and Pacific small island developing states (SIDS) that address climate-induced migration and displacement. The migration of communities away from vulnerable regions is highly likely to be an adaptation strategy used in low-elevation SIDS, as the impacts of climate change are likely to result...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 11 December 2017
  • This study analyzed the effects of earthquakes, floods and space weather on the power grid in the European Union to identify vulnerabilities and to understand how these natural hazards influence the recovery time of electric utilities.The following recommendations related to policy, hazard mitigation and emergency management emerged from the findings...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 11 December 2017
  • This report outlines the Flood Delta City Index, which helps cities to better understand the dominant drivers of flood risk, formulate ambitions, and compare and share their results with other delta regions. The index aims to help decision makers in delta areas to select appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies, by providing...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 11 December 2017
  • This edition of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on school safety and secutiry. This issue highlights how different stakeholders including the government, teachers, students and various civil society organizations (CSOs) are coming up with different innovations to protect India's large school going citizens. This issue contains...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 11 December 2017
  • This article examines the obstacles and measures required to promote people-centered early warning systems (EWS), with a focus on the situation in Brazil. After assessing the institutional vulnerability of EWS, it analyzes some measures that can be taken to reduce institutional vulnerability, based on experiences with a participatory citizen...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 11 December 2017
  • Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic are two of the most disaster-prone countries in central Asia, with factors such as insufficient infrastructure, poverty, and climate change increasing vulnerability. A World Bank project is addressing these challenges by bolstering weather forecasting and early warning efforts in the region.
    PreventionWeb News on Monday, 11 December 2017
  • Climate change is triggering highland disasters such as avalanches, mudslides and rockslides, which threaten lives, jobs and food security across the world. Targeted investments and policies can build resilience in mountain communities, boost livelihoods, and better protect the increasingly vulnerable populations living in mountain regions - almost...
    PreventionWeb News on Monday, 11 December 2017
  • It is not the earthquake that causes losses of lives, but the collapsing buildings. Examples from New Zealand, Japan, Colombia, and other earthquake-prone countries showcase how cities can be made more resilient. The successful measures include retrofitting with steel frames, bending bridges, and seismic isolation for airports and hospitals.
    PreventionWeb News on Monday, 11 December 2017
  • The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) is requesting proposals for consultancy services on Design Solutions for City Resilience. The consultancy will cover the overall design, development, prototyping and coaching services for the design solution process.
    PreventionWeb News on Monday, 11 December 2017