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Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe. A Review of Risk Governance
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe. A Review of Risk Governance
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). June 2011
  • This study aims to analyse climate related disasters risk reduction governance in the European context. There is a particular focus on the flow of information from researchers to policy makers and the way in which the decision-making process in climate adaptation and risk reduction is commonly managed. The study looks into practical cases of European regional and national adaptation strategies. The paper is divided into three sections: (1) An overview of the climate-risks and disaster risk reduction field(s); (2) An analysis of the current governance structur...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Development cooperation, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Legal aspects, Risk management, Technology

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development.  Fact sheet

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Executive summary
  • 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Executive summary
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
  • Executive summary of the 2nd edition of the UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. This report explores trends in disaster risk for each region and for countries with different socio-economic development. The report also includes country self-assessments of progress towards the Hyogo Framework for Action (Chapter 4) and offers guidance and suggestions to governments and non-governmental actors alike on how they can, together, reduce disaster risks. The report covers water-related risks, mainly floods and drought, and includes a specific focus...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Drylands, Floods, Information and data, Monitoring, Risk management, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Chapter 3 : Drought risks
  • 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Chapter 3 : Drought risks
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
  • The 2nd edition of the UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction explores trends in disaster risk for each region and for countries with different socio-economic development. The report also includes country self-assessments of progress towards the Hyogo Framework for Action and offers guidance and suggestions to governments and non-governmental actors alike on how they can, together, reduce disaster risks. The report covers water-related risks, mainly floods and drought, and includes a specific focus on drought risk. In particular, the report po...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Drought, Drylands, Migration, Monitoring, Poverty, Risk management, Rural areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Water demand, Water management, Water scarcity

Five Feet High and Rising. Cities and Flooding in the 21st Century
  • Five Feet High and Rising. Cities and Flooding in the 21st Century
  • World Bank. May 2011
  • This policy research working paper focuses on floods in urban areas. The first part of the report provides an analysis of trends in reported water-related disasters, particularly of floods and its consequences (numbers affected, damages, and losses). The second part of the report analyses the causes of increased impacts and makes some suggestions of what can be done for risk reduction. A list of devastating floods over the last decade and a list of floods with the highest mortality rates are also provided.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Floods, Groundwater, Risk management, Urban areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability

Economic impact of the 2007 earthquake in the water and sanitation sector in four provinces of Peru . What did unpreparedness cost the country?
  • Economic impact of the 2007 earthquake in the water and sanitation sector in four provinces of Peru . What did unpreparedness cost the country?
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). May 2011
  • This study stimates the economic impact from the earthquake on August 2007 on the most affected regions in Peru. The document focus on water and sanitation systems, specifically, in the urban areas where the following service providers operate: EMAPICA (Ica), EMAPISCO (Pisco), SEMAPACH (Chincha) and EMAPA Caņete (Caņete). The research stimates direct, indirect, and macroeconomic effects between August 2007 and December 2009.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drinking water, Economic impact, Infrastructure, Risk management, Sanitation, Utility services

Disaster through a different lens. Behind every effect, there is a cause. A guide for journalists covering disaster risk reduction
  • Disaster through a different lens. Behind every effect, there is a cause. A guide for journalists covering disaster risk reduction
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
  • This manual is intended for journalists and the media who are interested in learning more about disaster risk reduction issues. On chapter 1, the manual introduces the basics about disaster risk reduction (DRR), illustrates the issue with some facts and trends, summarizes the most frequently asked questions and provides various key messages. On chapter 2, the role of the media in DRR is addressed together with some examples of DRR reporting. Chapter 3 provides different lessons from disasters, while Chapter 4 offers useful information on natural hazards inclu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Floods, Poverty, Risk management, Urbanization

2011 UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children. Building resilience
  • 2011 UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children. Building resilience
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). March 2011
  • UNICEF's Humanitarian Action for Children Report 2011 shows where urgent humanitarian action is imperative to save lives, to protect children against the worst forms of violence and abuse, and to ensure access to basic services, such as water and sanitation, health, nutrition and education. The country chapters in the report show the impact of humanitarian emergencies (such as floods or droughts) on the lives and dignity of children and families and highlights projected humanitarian needs for 2011 in 32 countries and territories and 6 regions.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Children, Disaster prevention, Emergency situations, Financing, Resilience, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. Mid-term review 2010-2011
  • Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. Mid-term review 2010-2011
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). March 2011
  • This Mid-Term Review provides a synthesis of progress made over the past five years at the national level in disaster (including water-related disasters) risk reduction and the role played by the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in promoting this progress across international, regional, and national agendas. The report also identifies strategic areas requiring further attention and outlines critical elements needed to enhance implementation of the HFA through 2015.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Emergency situations, Monitoring, Resilience, Risk management, Water policy

Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction
  • Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction
  • Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). January 2011
  • These guidance notes are intended to be used by policymakers and planners of local, regional and national government bodies and all other organizations interested or engaged in enhancing the safety of school populations through improved hazard resistant construction and retrofitting of schools buildings. They can be used to guide discussion, planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of school construction. The document addresses different types of hazards, including floods. It focuses only on hazards that pose a threat to school structure...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Floods, Infrastructure, Risk management, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups

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