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Fishing settlement affected by the 2004 Tsunami and Cyclone Gaja in Akkaraipattai, Nagapattinam (Photo credits: Chandni Singh)

Recovery with Dignity

The Recovery with Dignity project aims to understand the experiences of recovery in post-disaster situations across three states in India – Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. 

 

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From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate

From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate 2008 reflects the advances made in understanding Canada’s vulnerability to climate change during the past decade.

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From page 9 of the study: NDRF officers working with residents to rescue people during the flooding. Source: http://www.thehindu.com, 4 Dec 2015.

Chennai flood 2015 case studies

Case studies of how different sectors built resilience during the 2015 Chennai floods provide insights into local actions. Understanding the actions can improve preparedness for extreme events.

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Floods in Northern England

Case Study Report: Floods in Northern England

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Alpine Hazards in South Tyrol in Italy

 

This case study is part of the emBRACE project. In an interdisciplinary, socially inclusive and collaborative context, emBRACE aims to improve the framing of resilience in the context of...

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Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate cHange (Ja REEACH)

A community member presents the direct and indirect impacts of flooding in the community of Troy as part of the Ja REEACH CEDAR (Communities Engaged to Drive Adaptation...

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INSIDE STORY: Building resilience to climate change locally

Valenzuela City is one of the 16 cities that make up ‘Metro Manila’, or the National Capital Region. Of the 144 cities in the Philippines, Valenzuela City is the 13th most populous, with...

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Preparing for glacial lake outbursts in Peru

School children practice their emergency response in Carhuaz, Peru. © PRAA project staff / CARE

Peru has one of the largest concentrations in the world of tropical...

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PREFUS - Pathways of Resilience to Future Storms

Project Details

The PREFUS project is co-led by Dr Jadu Dash and Dr Emma Tompkins at the University of Southampton, and Dr John Duncan is a full time researcher on the project. It is a...

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Planning for the future and adapting to climate change in Mozambique - Lessons from ACCRA

Government and civil society members playing the ACCRA game in Maputo, Mozambique

Adaptation context

Mozambique is highly vulnerable to climate hazards, variability...

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Integrating climate change concerns into disaster management planning: The case of Gorakhpur, India

Image courtesy iStock © Gawrav Sinha

Summary of Adaptation Challenge

Gorakhpur District is recognised as one of the most flood-prone districts in Eastern Uttar...

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Indian Ocean Early Warning System (THAILAND)

Image showing tsunami hazard zone and evacuation map

Project description

Implementing community based early warning in Thailand, in collaboration with regional...

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Indian Ocean Early Warning System (SRI LANKA)

Impact of tsunami in Sri lanka ©John Stanmeyer

Project description

Implementing community based early warning in Sri Lanka in collaboration with regional partners,...

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Oxfam Southern Africa Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (Mozambique)

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Project description

SEI's work is informing Oxfam's regional strategy for mainstreaming climate considerations into their...

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Introducing Salt Tolerant Species and Preparing for Disasters

The mainstay of the economy in the Indian Sundarbans is agriculture, supplemented by fishing and fishery-related activities. Agriculture is dominated by paddy cultivation, which is made...

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Sustainable Livelihood Development

This project increased awareness on WATSAN and Micro Insurance schemes, while addressing climate impacts on livelihoods, climate and disaster risk reduction capacity, building and risk assessment.

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Mainstreaming Climate and Disaster Risk Management

This project provides assistance to the Government of Madagascar and key stakeholders to mainstream hazard risk management into key economic and social sectors, with special focus on...

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Socio-economic indicators of vulnerability to climate hazards in Nepal

This work on socio-economic indices was supporting research for the larger ACCCA project managed by UNITAR, which aimed to increase capacity to adapt to climate change in Nepal. 

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Early Warning Builds Resilience

“Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change by Establishing Early Warning and Disaster Preparedness Systems and Support for Integrated Watershed Management in Flood Prone Areas,” is a...

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Water management in Rotterdam

Climate proofing Rotterdam

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Adaptation and Development: perspectives from Bangladesh

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There is a confusion regarding the relation between adaptation and development not only among the general public but also sometimes among the adaptation...

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Community Based Fire Management

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The incidence of bush fires in Mozambique has become an issue of growing concern at the district and national level in recent years. These...

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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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Flooding and drought

Activities

The project aims minimize the impact of flooding and drought by strengthening drought and flood mitigation among rural poor in the district and reduce the...

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