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Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters. The Economics of Effective Prevention
  • Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters. The Economics of Effective Prevention
  • United Nations (UN), World Bank. November 2010
  • The title of this report conveys the key message that droughts, floods, storms, etc. are natural hazards, but deaths and damages that result from human acts of omission and commission are unnatural disasters. Every disaster is unique, but each exposes actions¿by individuals and governments at different levels¿that, had they been different, would have resulted in fewer deaths and less damage. Prevention is possible, and this report examines what it takes to do this cost-effectively. The report looks at disasters primarily through an economic lens but draws als...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Economic impact, Financing, Vulnerability

Managing disaster risks for World Heritage
  • Managing disaster risks for World Heritage
  • International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). June 2010
  • This Resource Manual, prepared as part of the new World Heritage Resource Manual Series, aims to raise the awareness of World Heritage managers and administrators of the real extent of risks associated with disasters. It provides them with a sound methodology for identifying, assessing and then reducing these risks, with a view to preserving their heritage and ensuring that it contributes - to its full potential - to the sustainable development of their communities. The manual is divided into 8 sections, the first 7 ask and answer important questions which al...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Emergency situations, Mitigation, Monitoring, Risk management, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge

Floods and the Poor: Reducing the Vulnerability of the Poor to the Negative Impacts of Floods
  • Floods and the Poor: Reducing the Vulnerability of the Poor to the Negative Impacts of Floods
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • Flood mitigation projects worldwide have tended to follow a standard, top-down, and predominantly engineering approach. This paper suggests problems with that approach, examines water-related disasters from the point of view of affected poor households, and proposes steps to help flood-prone communities prepare and cope more effectively.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Floods, Poverty, Poverty reduction

Water and Poverty: Fighting Poverty through Water Management
  • Water and Poverty: Fighting Poverty through Water Management
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • This paper outlines a pro-poor framework for action, linking poverty to water security and examining related issues of governance, water quality, access, livelihood opportunities, capacity building, disaster management, and ecosystem management.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Disaster prevention, Ecosystem services, Livelihoods, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Water governance, Water security, Water services

The Water and Poverty Initiative: What We Can Learn and What We Must Do
  • The Water and Poverty Initiative: What We Can Learn and What We Must Do
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2004
  • Produced as a working paper for the 3rd World Water Forum held 16-23 3 2003 in Kyoto, Japan, this paper draws together the lessons learned from case study papers produced for the Water and Poverty Initiative coordinated by the Asian Development Bank. The 30 case studies on which this analysis is based covers 20 countries and regions in Africa, Asia, and Micronesia. They range in size from the tiny atoll of Kiribati in Micronesia, with a population of less than 100,000, to the giant People's Republic of China, with a population of 1.28 billion. The cases explo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Oceania
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Water governance, Water management, Water security

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