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  • Researchers in Colorado State University are working on an easily understood, science-backed way to visually represent hurricane danger to the general public.
    PreventionWeb News on Thursday, 12 August 2021
  • In this impact evaluation report, authors evaluated a humanitarian aid package aimed at building resilience of local communities and enhancing recovery and coping capacities. Extreme weather events and natural disasters, like floods and earthquakes, can cause great losses in human and physical capital. The impact of these events can be particularly...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 4 August 2021
  • This report presents a synthesis of published and ongoing research by REACH which explores the relationship between water security, climate and climate adaptation decisions, drawing on findings from REACH research conducted in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Globally, water institutions are working towards climate resilient systems to manage...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 4 August 2021
  • This research aimed to establish a mechanism of evolution of community protection, identify the support of facilities and infrastructure needed in facilitating the implementation of the tasks and functions of Linmas, especially in disaster management and formulate community protection institutions that are appropriate to the needs and capacities of...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 4 August 2021
  • This publication reviews a century of observations and multi-scale, multi-proxy research evidence that details widespread changes in forested landscapes and wildfire regimes since the influx of European colonists. Forest landscapes across western North America (wNA) have experienced extensive changes over the last two centuries, while climatic...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 4 August 2021
  • This paper summarises the main concepts, findings and the framework that has been developed to support more effective management and measurement of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in emergency management organisations (EMOs). Having effective diversity and inclusion (D&I) in emergency management organisations (EMOs) can improve their internal...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 4 August 2021
  • This article will summarize the 33 courses of action (COAs) for rebuilding the telecommunications sector that were proposed by the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) operated by the RAND Corporation and adopted by the government of Puerto Rico. In September 2017,...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 4 August 2021
  • By using the health belief model (HBM), this study aims to examine the effectiveness of HBM on the flood-risk reduction (FRR) educational intervention by looking into the perceived susceptibility, severity, benefit and self-efficacy among elementary school children in Malaysia. This study utilised the one-group pre-test–post-test design by recruiting...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 4 August 2021
  • This report summarizes an online four-day Training of Trainers (ToT) session in June that aimed to build capacity of border officials to address disaster displacement situations. The ToT is the 2nd phase of training which follows the first virtual delivery to border officials across the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and the Caribbean Community...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 4 August 2021
  • This climate risk profiles is intended to serve as a public good to facilitate upstream country diagnostics, policy dialogue, and strategic planning by providing comprehensive overviews of trends and projected changes in key climate parameters, sector-specific implications, relevant policies and programs, adaptation priorities and opportunities...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 4 August 2021