Disaster Risk Management

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This narrative review examines citizen science approaches in participatory data generation, modelling and visualisation, and calls for truly participatory and co-creation approaches across all domains of pandemic preparedness and response.
The people of Assam are learning to live with floods that are an annual occurrence in the state. They are adopting climate-proofing or flood-resilient mechanisms to cope with floods better.
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This report captured a comprehensive picture of the complexity of disaster risk landscape (‘riskscape’) from natural and biological hazards in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction and the Multi-hazard Early Warning Conference enabled the disaster risk reduction and hydro-meteorological communities to discuss their journeys around impact-based forecasting and anticipatory action.
PDC was named laureate of the prestigious United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction during the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) in Bali, Indonesia on May 25, 2022.
PDC was named laureate of the prestigious United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction during the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) in Bali, Indonesia on May 25, 2022.
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European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection DG
Brussels
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In July 2021, weather system ‘Bernd’ caused catastrophic damage and inconceivable human suffering in several European countries. Severe flooding, particularly in Germany, claimed more than 230 lives and left many communities in ruins.
Soil drought can mitigate deadly heat stress
This article questions heatwave mitigation measures involving surface moistening to increase evaporative cooling, suggesting that irrigated agriculture may intensify lethal heat stress.
Decades of research show us climate change and the impact it has on fire-prone landscapes will only escalate in the years to come. We are living in a new era of wildfires, and so we must think about how to co-exist with fire.