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  • This report responds to section 335 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91). It provides an assessment of the significant vulnerabilities from climate-related events in order to identify high risks to U.S. mission effectiveness on installations and to operations.The effects of a changing climate are a national...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Saturday, 19 January 2019
  • This report outlines approaches that can be deployed by municipalities, utilities and local agencies (e.g., watershed managers such as conservation authorities in Ontario) to reduce flood risk for existing residential communities in Canada.Climate change and extreme weather events are on the rise in Canada, bringing ever-increasing costs to governments,...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Saturday, 19 January 2019
  • Development is occurring against a backdrop of vulnerability to climate change. In order for development decisions to be sustainable in a changing climate they need to include choices and actions that modify climate change and its impacts and sustain development efforts over time.In the context of adaptation to climate change, adaptation pathways are...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 18 January 2019
  • This paper uses results of a survey of residents in the Blue Mountains, NSW, who own animals to identify their emergency preparedness and their intended actions in an emergency event. Planning for animals in the response and recovery phases of disasters is crucial to mitigate the negative effects that the loss or separation of animals can have....
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 18 January 2019
  • This article identifies and estimates ecological drought vulnerability indicators among communal farmers in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, using an ecological vulnerability index based on a household survey of 121 communal farmers. Estimation of ecological drought vulnerability indicators is an important step for...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 18 January 2019
  • Floods are common events that confront many cities in the developing world. Ghana, a developing country, is persistently challenged with flood events, especially in its major cities. In informal Accra, for instance, despite the severity of flood effects and its associated threats, poor informal residents continue to stay.As a result, these poor urban...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 18 January 2019
  • GLIDE number: EC-2019-000006-PHL
    Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
    Affected countries: Philippines

    Heavy rainfall (greater than 7.5 mm per hour) is currently expected over Caraga Region (Region XIII), Davao Region (Region XI) and Eastern Visayas (VIII). The weather disturbance is expected to make landfall over the southern part of Davao region and traverse north through Caraga…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Friday, 18 January 2019
  • According to Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency, 20 percent of the country's estimated 200 million people are at risk of some sort of flooding - a total of approximately 40 million people. The agency has thus decided to implement risk reduction measures and establish a federal coordinating unit to identify critical locations and...
    PreventionWeb News on Friday, 18 January 2019
  • Experts say the U.S. falls short on preparedness because of over-reliance on the Federal Emergency Management Agency, when resources and preparation should start at the state and local levels. But with a lack of capacity, incongruent standards, and poor tracking of disaster spending, the federal government may need to step up by improving its programs...
    PreventionWeb News on Friday, 18 January 2019
  • Climate change will affect the construction, fishing and agriculture sectors with a variety of hazards that will disrupt operations and workers' health. To cope, these industries are implementing technical and engineering innovations that will mitigate increasingly severe impacts.
    PreventionWeb News on Friday, 18 January 2019