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Australia: Coronavirus modelling shows the government is getting the balance right – if our aim is to flatten the curve
Analysis and modelling suggests a steadily increasing amount of social distancing over the coming weeks is the best way to flatten the curve and tackle coronavirus.
Big data can help countries in sub-Saharan Africa better weather cyclones such as Idai, and survive devastating droughts.
COVID-19 impact will be considerably higher in slums due to a lack of access to water, and difficulty in maintaining social distancing and isolation.
World Water Day and World Meteorological Day both share the theme of ‘Water and Climate Change' in the hope of raising the profile of water in the climate debate.
Aga Khan agency addresses water management issues in Broghil Valley, Pakistan, by helping to identify safe water practices and construct critical infrastructure
As sea levels rise, coastal communities must embrace water. At least 570 cities and 800 million people globally are at risk from rising seas due to global warming.
Desertification has increased in African drylands in recent decades, led by land use change, climatic variability and poor land management practices. People living in drylands in Africa are highly vulnerable to desertification and climate change, because of their impacts on a wide range of livelihood based resources. Desertification and climate change...
Resilience is an approach to living with, managing, and adapting to aspects of change, complexity and uncertainty, including that arising from emergencies and disasters. A resilient community has the capacities and opportunities to: identify risk; absorb disruptive events and return to a functioning state; and, adapt or transform in anticipation of,...
The implementation of a national emergency telecommunication plan (NETP) is an essential prerequisite for policy, procedures, and governance that enable reliable and resilient information and communications in all four phases of disaster risk management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.The effective management of the risk of disasters...
Landslides in Puerto Rico range from nuisances to deadly events. Centuries of agricultural and urban modification of the landscape have perturbed many already unstable hillsides on the tropical island. One of the main triggers of mass wasting on the island is the high-intensity rainfall that is associated with tropical atmospheric systems. Puerto Rico’s...