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Understanding Community Disaster Resilience

This animation visualises and explains the key components of the emBRACE project framework, and illustrates its potential utility as a tool to better understand CDR processes in communities.

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Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute, University of South Carolina

The Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute (HVRI) is an interdisciplinary research and graduate and undergraduate training center focused on the development of theory, data, metrics, methods,

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emBRACE: Social Learning and Resilience Building

This report explores how the challenges faced by communities at risk from environmental hazards might be tackled via the application of social learning practices.

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HD Research

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Concern Worldwide

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The 3As: Tracking Resilience

This paper presents an explanatory framework for measuring resilient outcomes that embraces and makes sense of the current diversity in resilience approaches.

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emBRACE Flyover South Tyrol

Check out this Google Earth Flyover video for the emBRACE case study South Tyrol, Italy. 

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Beyond Resilience

"Climate Change's Role in Disaster Risk Reduction's Future: Beyond Vulnerability and Resilience" is a new paper freely available for download. Read the summary here.

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SREX

This report presents key findings from the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX).

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Floods in Northern England

Case Study Report: Floods in Northern England

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Alpine Hazards in South Tyrol in Italy

 

This case study is part of the emBRACE project. In an interdisciplinary, socially inclusive and collaborative context, emBRACE aims to improve the framing of resilience in the context of...

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Focus Humanitarian Assistance

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) is an international group of agencies established in Europe, North America, South and Central Asia to complement the provision of emergency re

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Methods for Community Resilience

The paper links inter- and trans-disciplinary methodologies to map stakeholders’ knowledge and combine this with the best available data for disaster resilience planning.

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Indian Ocean Early Warning System (THAILAND)

Image showing tsunami hazard zone and evacuation map

Project description

Implementing community based early warning in Thailand, in collaboration with regional...

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Transforming Development and Disaster Risk

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  

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Act to Adapt

Act to Adapt - child centered climate change adaptation in Asia and Pacific

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Ecosystem-based adaptation and climate change vulnerability: Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands

A typical coastal village on Choiseul Island, in the Solomon Islands. Photo: Kat Gawlik

Adaptation context

Choiseul province (traditionally named Lauru) is the...

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Coastal Resilience in Baan Tha Klong Thailand

Summary of Adaptation Challenge

Baan Tha Klong is a coastal village located in Koh Lanta district in the province of Krabi by the Andaman Sea. In the past fishing served as the main source...

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Using climate information to plan adaptation in Cape Town

A vegetable farmer in Philippi, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. Source: FLICKR/KOSMOSELEEVIKE

This case study focuses on the climate dimensions of land use...

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Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis of Communities in El Salvador

Abstract

In the past few years great disasters following climatic extreme events have increased in El Salvador. They tend to be portrayed by national media as natural and ...

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Water management in Rotterdam

Rotterdam Climate Proof capitalizes on water management opportunities. Picture courtesy of the Rotterdam Climate Initiative

Rotterdam, the second largest city in the...

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emBRACE

The primary aim of the emBRACE project is to build resilience to disasters amongst communities in Europe.

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Increasing Community Resilience to Drought

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Drought events associated with climate variability and climate change have become more pronounced in Kenya in recent years,...

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Increasing resilience

Engagement of vulnerable communities in decision making processes on climate related adaptation strategies

Activities

By strengthening the capacity of vulnerable...

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