Category Archives: disaster risk reduction

Chief Resilience Officers Tie Economic Stability for All to Disaster Recovery in Cities

BY BILL BRADLEY A flood forced 100,000 people to evacuate Santa Fe, Argentina, in 2003. More than 150 people died in the disaster. It’s been nearly 15 years and the city’s leadership is still figuring out how to retrofit infrastructure and prepare … Continue reading

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Stories from seven years of pioneering climate change resilience building in Vietnam

It is becoming more and more obvious to urban dwellers in Vietnam, especially during the last ten years, that they are facing ever-increasing risks from the impacts of climate change. Vulnerability to climate change is not merely a matter of … Continue reading

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Two Hundred Cities to Use New Tool to Improve Disaster-Related Resilience This Year

The tool will assess the citie’s resilience against 117 indicators to create a detailed city resilience action plan and improve disaster risk reduction. In a bid to boost resilience in the face of disaster, some 200 cities this year say … Continue reading

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Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference: Saving Lives, Reducing Losses

Climate change, associated extreme weather and demographic shifts means that record numbers of people are exposed to floods, heatwaves and other hazards. Improved early warning systems and more coordinated disaster risk reduction are therefore more important than ever before. To … Continue reading

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