In a few weeks, hurricane season in the Caribbean will begin again. So, how can vulnerable countries cope with these disasters? One solution is incorporating disaster risk management principles into development planning. Identifying the countries’ disaster risk; working to reduce this risk; actively preparing for disasters; implementing disaster risk financing mechanisms; and reconstructing in resilient ways.
The Latin American and Caribbean Flood and Drought Monitor (LAFDM) allows you to animate spatial data information, visualize data, and download data in both space and time.
Website brings together forecasts from major centers, offers extensive information to promote understanding of the factors that contribute to these meteorological phenomena, which can have devastating consequences, and to help explain why different seasonal forecast models can produce different predictions.
This study considers and compares several of the most important factors contributing to coastal flooding in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) while accounting for the variations of these factors with location and time.
Under the theme "Producing Actionable Information", UR2014 convened 840 participants from more than 60 countries, representing 285 institutions that covered government agencies, the private sector, NGOs, research institutions, academia and civil society.
New Tools and Methodologies for Building Disaster Resilience: Moving from Risk Assessment to Mitigation
Big Numbers, Small States – Lessons from the SIDS on risk assessment for financial protection and beyond
The GEM Foundation is a public-private partnership established to develop open, high-quality tools and information for transparent assessment of earthquake hazard and risk, to share them freely through the OpenQuake Platform, and to facilitate use of these resources for risk reduction and increased resilience worldwide.
Understanding Risk in an Evolving World – Emerging Best Practices in Natural Disaster Risk Assessment
The last ten years have seen marked improvement in disaster risk assessment capabilities and communication efforts. Understanding Disaster Risk in an Evolving World and its accompanying Policy Note seek to inform the post-2015 discussions.