Ase Johannessen

Facilitator - Water Adaptation Community

Åse is a water expert and systems ecologist with 20 years’ professional experience with a diverse portfolio of empirical research, project and program management, knowledge brokering and policy work at Swedish, European, African and international level. Her main areas of expertise are social learning and collaboration for adaptive governance, risk reduction and resilience building in various development contexts. This includes risk reduction and adaptation in integrated water resources management, urban water services and integrated planning and management in various ecosystems and urban areas.

Credit: Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

Transforming disaster risk reduction

This article highlights key areas where efforts to reduce the underlying causes/drivers of vulnerability and risk need to be improved to create more inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.

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