Soil drought could reduce human death rates during heat waves by lowering air humidity, while cooling strategies like wetting surfaces could inadvertently intensify lethal heat stress, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances.
It’s no accident that both the MIT and the California Institute of Technology claim the beaver (Castor canadensis) as their mascots. Renowned engineers, beavers seem able to dam any stream, building structures with logs and mud that can flood large areas.
This note provides quick practical tips to integrate environment and climate change aspects in policy, investment and capacity-development measures on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, as a part of integrated water resource management.
The following note provides quick practical tips for policy, investment and capacity-development interventions, matched to local contexts, which aim to mainstream environmental and climate change aspects within management of water resources.
This guide explores how to achieve the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries.
This report showcases good practices in flood management approaches by the African cities to provide concise information on disaster risk reduction practices, with a specific focus on ecosystem – and nature-based solutions.
Although various interventions have been put in place to ensure that flood risk in the Accra, Ghana is properly managed, some Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assembiles face significant challenges to finance reconstruction work after floods.