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  • Iraq faces a multifaceted water crisis that impacts water supply and quality throughout the country. This crisis is expected to persist and may have implications at the humanitarian, economic, security and social levels (including population movements). The report focuses on understanding variations in water quantity and water quality in central and...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 13 July 2020
  • COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented global impact. Since its onset, the Government of India, State Governments and local authorities have been directing all their efforts towards handling the crisis. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) with the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) will be releasing a series of...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 13 July 2020
  • This briefing note provides practical information on the planning and implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches in the agriculture sector as part of national adaptation planning processes. It presents entry points for mainstreaming EbA throughout the four elements of the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) formulation process, as defined...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 13 July 2020
  • This report presents the findings of a case study of Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) national social protection system, which sought to identify the factors that would enable that system to be responsive to shocks. The case study involved field visits and in-country interviews and is one part of the project titled ‘Strengthening...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 13 July 2020
  • The evaluation of simulated disasters (for example, exercises) and real responses are important activities. A key issue is how to make them as useful as possible to professionals working in disaster risk management. Here, the authors focus on three aspects of a written evaluation: how the object of the evaluation is described, how the analysis is described,...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 13 July 2020
  • This note provides practical guidance for designing projects that seek both to build resilience to climate risks and promote gender equality. It is intended for Asian Development Bank (ADB) project officers and their government counterparts, specifically for Pacific island countries. Recommendations focus primarily on projects that aim to help strengthen...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 13 July 2020
  • From early warning systems to rescue missions, various forms of sophisticated technology have been used to save lives and property in the fight against floods.
    PreventionWeb News on Monday, 13 July 2020
  • COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented global impact. Since its onset, the Government of India, State Governments and local authorities have been directing all their efforts towards handling the crisis. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) with the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) will be releasing a series of...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 10 July 2020
  • The field of urban studies has made important contributions to the study of SARS and other infectious diseases by exploring the conceptual linkages between global cities and epidemiology. This commentary adds another dimension to that work by highlighting linkages between urban pandemic management and the emerging field of urban robotics. Urban robotics...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 10 July 2020
  • This paper conducted a scoping literature review and explored 29 journal papers published in academic journals and conference proceedings retrieved from EBSCO Discovery and Scopus. The literature review found that VGI plays various roles for severe weather early warning systems (EWSs). The examples from the selected studies show that VGI furthers the...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 10 July 2020