All articles for the topic: Flood

535916f1d1fa1kaduvetti1 - climate adaptation.

Flood protection through a wing-wall river bund

Kaduvetti's wing-wall river bund

Kaduvetti, a village located 2.5 km from the shore of the Bay of Bengal in Tamil Nadu and home to 52 families, is severely affected...

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Farmer to farmer video at the Himalayan Permaculture Centre - Photostory

The Himalayan Permaculture Centre (HPC) works to support people in ten rural villages by promoting no-or-low cost, locally appropriate techniques that have the potential to improve livelihoods.

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New Approaches to Assessing Flood Risk

Introduction

The 'Not Waiting for Noah' workshop, brought together practitioners, professionals and experts from Canada and the U.S.  to share food risk assessment tools; to build a...

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Adaptation strategies to climate induced water stress and hazards in the Greater Himalayan Region

This project contributes to improved understanding of the consequences of climate change for the livelihoods of mountain people and downstream communities, particularly regarding access to water resources and vulnerability to water-induced hazards.

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Post-Sandy coastal protection

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast of the United States of America, damaging or destroying an estimated 300,000 homes and claiming 60 lives in the coastal areas of the State of...

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Working with nature towards integrated approaches to disaster risk reduction

Introduction

All around the world, people are increasingly exposed to disaster risk from natural hazards such as droughts, storms and floods. As disasters increase in frequency and...

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Student-led clean water initiative builds resiliency among floating villages

August 2013: Mr Duoc’s family is 1 of 23 families living in a floating village on the Red River near Hanoi. The village is difficult to access with limited electricity and a lack of basic...

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52cd6a52d0392986-987-988 - climate adaptation.

Communicating water-related climate change risks to improve local adaptation in the Mekong delta

Adaptation challenge Every year, a high number of people are killed by floods in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. In An Giang province, floods in 2000 killed 134 people (of which 94 were children); in...
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52cd6a4d73732986-987-988 - climate adaptation.

Communicating water-related climate change risks to improve local adaptation in the Mekong delta

Adaptation challenge Samut Sakhon province in central Thailand is already experiencing a multitude of impacts from climate change such as intense tropical storms and floods. The Tha Chin and...
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52cd6a470a986986-987-988 - climate adaptation.

Communicating water-related climate change risks to improve local adaptation in the Mekong delta

Adaptation challenge In the past, the annual floods in Cambodia after the monsoonal rains were viewed as predictable in timing and non-destructive in nature, bringing benefits such as sediment...
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Vulnerability assessment of livelihoods in Lower Mekong Basin

Adaptation challenge In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, key plans, policies and regulations for flood management are ambiguous and often not directly applicable to the local context especially to...
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52cd66c58f39f970-971 - climate adaptation.

Vulnerability assessment of livelihoods in Lower Mekong Basin

Adaptation challenge In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, key plans, policies and regulations for flood management are ambiguous and often not directly applicable to the local context especially to...
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52a1e94aec8benatural-hazards - climate adaptation.

Adaptation to climate change in the insurance sector

Abstract

Adaptation to climate change, particularly flood risks, may come to pose large challenges in the future and will require cooperation among a range of...

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52556eadbef4bcape-town-coast 1 - climate adaptation.

Governing climate risks in Cape Town

Cape Town has an extensive coastline, numerous wetlands and winters marked by heavy rains and stormy seas. The coast, wetlands and waterways count as major assets to the city, but also pose...

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Working together on Cape Town flooding

Flooding in Cape Town (photo credit: Rodger Bosch)

The City of Cape Town faces many challenges: in-migration, housing and service delivery backlogs, budget...

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52133b055b8e1surat - climate adaptation.

EWS Surat

Goal:

Reduce the intensity of floods and resultant flood damage to Surat.

Surat City:

The City of Surat is one of the...

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Extreme Rainfall, Climate Change, and Flooding

About the Project

GEAG, Arup and ISET-International have been working together to explore the factors that lead to flooding and waterlogging within Gorakhpur. With support from the Rockefeller...

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PACC Fiji: Vital Food

Fiji's PACC pilot project aims to increase food security for local communities by demonstrating techniques that can ameliorate the effects of flooding, and even the flooding itself. 

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51cd6a470024c51c311638b1cfa-vegetable-farmer-in-philippi - climate adaptation.

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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Adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh

The city of Khulna in South-western Bangladesh suffers from frequent inundation due to high intensity rainfall events, ©Ludwig.

Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable...

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Livelihood Diversification Through Integrated Production Systems

Livelihood Diversification Through Integrated Production Systems

The districts of Maldah and Murshidabad in West Bengal belong to the most severely flood affected areas in India. Local livelihoods in these distrits are strongly dependent on rainfed agricultural production. 

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Flooding in Graveyard pond

Shacks in the informal settlement of Graveyard Pond located in a stormwater detention pond (photo by Laura Drivdal 30.03.2011)

Introduction

The aim of this report is...

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ECR: Health

Executive summary

This report explores whether there is a case for further intervention by government or other bodies in relation to certain climate change impacts on health and well-being. It is...

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ECR: Flood Management

Executive summary

In combination with sea level rise (and coastal erosion), changing rainfall patterns, including events of higher rainfall intensity, could contribute to an increased risk of...

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