Risk Reduction

How to Build Resilience When You Speak Different 'Languages'

Stories from the field Author: Abrina Williams

The majority of the city of Da Nang is surrounded by water and it is susceptible to regular flooding and tropical typhoons. With a population of roughly one million and a growing economy, this city has a lot to lose when water rises. To meet this challenge, Da Nang became part of the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) in 2009, and in the following year undertook a project that would change flood risk reduction within the city, the region, and possibly the whole country.

2010: Da Nang Begins Work on a Hydrologic-Hydraulic Model

Coastal flood risk management: A step by step approach

Takeaways Author: Associated Programme on Flood Management

Coastal flood hazards are diverse and highly unpredictable. In order to develop an appropriate risk management response, it is essential to understand these hazards and their potential impacts. The following steps outline the building blocks for formulating a coastal flood risk management plan, which can be tailored according to the context of a country with its own particular hazards, stage of development, socio-cultural characteristics and institutional structure.

Sharing urban climate resilience knowledge in Hat Yai, Thailand - an interview with Dr Shiraz Wajih

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Urban climate change practitioners from cities across Asia gathered in the city of Hat Yai in the South Of Thailand, to share knowledge about the flood resilience measures that have been put in place in the city. Prone to flooding, Hat Yai has pioneered a successful approach to flood risk management, which puts as much emphasis on preparing the population for flooding as it does on preventing the floods from occurring in the first place.

Education Project in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia

One of city climate resilience strategies of Bandar Lampung is to develop the capacity of human resources. The Climate Change Working Group of Bandar Lampung believes that education is an effective way to initiate change in community's behaviour to be more adaptive to climate change. Through this education project, a climate change module for elementary and junior high school levels was developed to augment currnent learning materials.