All articles for the topic: Flood

Flood Risk and Early Warning Systems

Flood risk and Early Warning Systems in the Indian Himalayas

This science brief provides an example of an integrated adaptation response involving long term monitoring and an Early Warning System (EWS) in the Indian Himalayan Region.

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Dumping of waste, market encroachment and urban agriculture occurring on the banks of the Lilongwe river, Malawi. Source: abc.iclei.org.

Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Effective Management in Cities

Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Effective Management in Cities

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Mamadou Ndiaye, délégué de quartier of Bene Baraque sitting on a design bench. Benches made from recycled materials are arranged around the basins to improve the living environment of the neighbouring districts. Credit: Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES).

Community-based Action against Flood Risks in Dakar

This case study described how community-based action has been used to address incerasing flood risk in Dakar.

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Community volunteers working on the drainage. Pictures provided by: People’s Process on Housing and Poverty in Zambia.

FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 5

Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Building Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the City of Lusaka, Zambia

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The Katse Dam, on the Malibamat'so River in Lesotho, was completed in 2009, as the centrepiece of the Phase 1 of the LHWP. Photo provided by: Amada44 / Wikimedia Commons.

FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 4

FRACTAL Adaptation Inspiration Module 4: Tackling Water Insecurity in a Changing Climate in Lesotho

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Equitable Resilience in Local Institutions

Equitable Resilience in Local Institutions

ERLI looks at how resilience practice plays out ‘on-the-ground’ through in-depth and qualitative case studies of nine local institutions in Bangladesh. 

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Planted mangroves in the Tam Giang Lagoon

EbA as an approach to increase flood resilience of the vulnerable

This policy brief shows that ecosystem-based adaptation can be a promising approach to increase flood resilience of vulnerable groups in society, such as women and the poor.

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Farmers meet with extension service representatives in Dororo district, Mozambique.

Impact of Climate Change on Select Value Chains in Mozambique

This report details the likely impact of climate changes on three key crops (soy, pigeon pea and sesame) and analyzes opportunities to manage those risks across the value chain. 

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IHCAP

Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme

The Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme works to strengthen climate science (especially glaciology and related areas) and capacities for climate change adaptation planning. 

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Perfume River in Thua Thien Hue Province

Ecosystem-based Adaptation, Women and Flood Resilience in Central Vietnam

ResilNam aims at strengthening the role of women in DRM and CCA through ecosystem-based adaptation, namely the restoration and sustainable management of mangroves and urban water bodies.

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Financial services for resilience: how to assess the impacts?

This report explores the implementation of innovative methodologies to measure the effect of financial services on people's resilience in Niger.

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Sri Lanka: Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analysing Resilience

This case study focuses on livelihood mapping in rural areas in Sri Lanka to better understand spatial patterns of livelihood and vulnerability.

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72-hour emergency assessment

72-hour Emergency Assessment approach

This document provides an overview of the aims, applications and general method behind the 72-hour assessment method, by which WFP can respond quickly and appropriately to humanitarian disasters.

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Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE)

HI-AWARE conducts research and pilot interventions, capacity building and policy engagement on climate resilience and adaptation in the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins.

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Associated Programme on Flood Management

Associated Programme on Flood Management

The Associated Programme on Flood Management was jointly founded by the World Meteorological Organization and the

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Cover image: Nyani Quarmyne

Disasters and national economic resilience

This paper aims to provide an analysis of economic resilience at the national level, presenting broad changes in resilience to climate extremes over a 42 year period.

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Afghanistan - Climate Change: What Does it Mean for Rural Livelihoods and Food Security?

In this report, we show how drought and flood risks have changed over the past thirty years, and what impact this has had on rural livelihoods and food security in the country. 

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Climate impacts on agriculture and tourism: The Caribbean

An analysis of 10 years of climate change research in the Caribbean found that sectors that are vital to regional economic development are vulnerable to climate change and its impacts.

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The heavy precipitation event in Chennai, India, 2015

The paper assesses whether an extreme rainfall event in Chennai could in part be attributed to human emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and related climate change.

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Communicating climate change attribution

A new toolkit from the Raising Risk Awareness project aims to help journalists and communicators report on the linkages between climate change and extreme weather events.

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Crescent Beach Community Meeting Series: Summary Report on Coastal Flooding and Climate Change

Crescent Beach Community Addresses Coastal Flooding

This report documents the outcomes of a series of meetings with the Crescent Beach community of British Columbia in the summer of 2016 to discuss reponses to sea level rise.

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European Commission DG ECHO - Ethiopia: EU boosts aid in response to El Niño drought [Flickr]

CC&E Nexus Brief: The El Niño Phenomenon and Related Impacts 

This brief focuses on El Niño–Southern Oscillation phenomenon and the 2015/2016 El Niño event in particular, the environmental and societal impacts and effects of which will extend well into 2017.

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From page 9 of the study: NDRF officers working with residents to rescue people during the flooding. Source: http://www.thehindu.com, 4 Dec 2015.

Chennai flood 2015 case studies

Case studies of how different sectors built resilience during the 2015 Chennai floods provide insights into local actions. Understanding the actions can improve preparedness for extreme events.

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Addressing flooding in the city of Surat beyond its boundaries

This paper describes the flood risks faced by Surat, India. It also reviews measures being taken to reduce flood risks – and how climate change is likely to affect such risks.

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