All articles for the topic: Flood

Sustainable urban drainage in new housing estate, Cambridgeshire

Sustainable drainage

Sustainable drainage in Cambridgeshire

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Vulnerable communities adapting to floods in Kenya

The changing climatic scenarios in the Lake Victoria basin, extreme climatic events including floods ravage the livelihoods of communities in Kano plains. In the past, long rains were mainly...

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Mediation

Assessment of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation requires a combination of generic and context-specific knowledge. Currently, the availability of such knowledge in Europe is...

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Case Study: Tuscany

Tuscany is a very rural region, with an economy that is heavily dependent on agriculture, a sector that is highly sensitive to climate change, as highlighted in recent years by climate...

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Adaptation Fund: Reducing GLOF risks

Status: Approved

Project approved for funding by the Adaptation Fund Board, June 2010

Project Description

As glaciers retreat due to increasing temperatures glacial lakes start to...

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Adaptation Fund: reducing floods and droughts

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Status: Approved

Project approved for funding by the Adaptation Fund Board, June 2010

Project description

Nicaragua suffers...

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Africa

City of Alexandria coastline: Image ©Blueskyline.com

Impact of sea level rise in Egypt

Egypt has a coastal zone of more than 3,500 km long and contains 40% of the...

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Flooding

Bangladesh is located on a floodplain of three major rivers and their tributaries. One-fifth of the country is flooded every year, with up to two-thirds in extreme years, due to...

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Sea Level and Infrastructure

A 1 m rise in sea level would inundate 18% of Bangladesh’s total land, directly threatening 11% of the country’s population. Impacts would be mostly around Dhaka and Khulna region....

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Assessment

TE2100 Flood Risk Management Plan

Led by the Environment Agency, the Thames Estuary 2100 project (TE2100) was established in 2002 with the aim of developing a long-term tidal flood risk...

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ENDA Communities Matam Project

This project is concerned with enhancing food security in the context of the modification of floodplain functionality as a result of hydrological regime due to climate change, and changes in...

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Adapting to Glacial Lake Outburst

A major proportion of Bhutan’s population is settled in fertile valleys along a number of river systems. When Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) occurs the lives and property of many...

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Coastal community based adaptation in Bangladesh

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Adaptation context

Much of Bangladesh, situated in the Ganges Delta, lies below 10m above sea level. As such, more than two- thirds of Bangladesh...

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Nepalese Mountains

Video: Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF) in the Everest region

This programme focuses on the impact of climate change on the glacial ecosystem in the Himalayas and its people.

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Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change through Coastal Afforestation

Adaptation context

The National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) and the Initial National Communication (INC) established that a weak economy and widespread poverty in Bangladesh has...

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Video: Glacial retreat in Nepal

Imja Tsho in 2004 (Source: WWF Nepal Programme)

Overview of the problem

The New Scientist magazine carried the article “Flooded Out – Retreating glaciers spell...

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Scaling-up Early Warning Systems in Nepal (SEWIN)

Planning flood early warning systems in Nepal

Adaptation challenge

Nepal is prone to natural disasters, of which flood is the most damaging and recurring, mostly...

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Business-focused adaptation: climate proofing agricultural infrastructure

Adaptation context

Cambodia is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and variability, in particular due to the high dependence of its economy on climate-sensitive sectors, and...

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Management of Flash Floods

Adaptation context

The Himalayas are one of the youngest mountain ranges on earth and represent a high energy environment very much prone to natural disasters. High relief, steep slopes,...

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Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Vietnam (CACC)

Location of communes who benefited from the CACC Project

Adaptation context

Following the 1999 flood, many international donors started assisting the Vietnam...

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Helping Vietnam Improve Capacity for Disaster Risk Management

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Project overview The project has helped improve the disaster early-warning and forecasting capacity for the Southern hydrometeorology...
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Building Community Resilience to Disasters in Upland Areas of Vietnam (BCRD)

The highland areas of Vietnam are particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. This study describes a far-reaching prevention program in the Kon Tum province undertaken in 2007.

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Reducing risk and building capacity in Bangkok

People row their belongings through a garbage-strewn flooded market. (Reuters/Sukree Sukplang)

Adaptation context

Thailand's long coastline (a total of 2,615 km)...

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