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39 resource(s) found
April, 2018
Author: Arzu Culhaci
In April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing over 9,000 people, destroying or badly damaging more than 800,000 homes and displacing approximately 2.8 million people. Where shocks like earthquakes cannot easily be prevented, strengthening the ability to prepare, respond and...
December, 2017
Author: Phong Tran
This report is the synthesis of relevant studies in Da Nang conducted by the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET) and the Climate Change Coordination Office of Da Nang (CCCO) in collaboration with relevant organizations and agencies in Da Nang. The research demonstrates that...
June, 2017
Author: Dr Russell Toth, Chris Hoy
This report from Mercy Corps presents key findings and recommendations based on a survey of 600 households in Indonesia on levels of actual and perceived vulnerability to natural disasters, and how this links to the demand for and use of financial products for coping and recovery. This...
June, 2017
Globally, the frequency of natural disasters has steadily increased in recent decades, particularly the devastating storms and floods that many associate with climate change. Asia and the Pacific have borne the brunt of this alarming trend: natural disasters are now four times more likely to...
May, 2017
Author: GSMA
Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are increasingly sought as partners to deliver services developed by the humanitarian sector and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the wake of natural disasters or other humanitarian emergencies. A shift towards the digitisation of aid has led to mobile...
January, 2017
Author: National Institute of Urban Affairs
India falls in tropical and subtropical zones and receives plenty of sunshine throughout the year. Some periods of summer season in India, are exceptionally hot. Higher daily peak temperatures and longer, more intense heat waves are becoming increasingly frequent globally due to climate change....
January, 2017
Author: National Institute of Urban Affairs
Landslides occur due to a number of complex factors. However, researchers believe that heavy rains are one of the major causal factors for landslide. The climate scientists and IPCC Working Group I reports that more extreme weather with heavy rainfall is expected in future. This implies that...
January, 2017
Author: National Institute of Urban Affairs
Urban floods are a result of inadequate or poor maintenance of storm water drains, improper planning, encroachment on drains and water bodies, occupation of low lying areas, modification of catchments, and climate change. This fact sheet discusses the causes, impacts and suggests solutions for...
June, 2015
Author: TARU Leading Edge
The main objective of this project is to ensure availabilty of local water resources during emergencies. This would be achieved by developing replicable models for peri-urban lake rejuvenation and conservation.
February, 2015
Author: Aniessa Delima Sari, Safrinal Sofaniadi, Rusmadi
On the coast of Java, the city of Semarang faces a multitude of climate-related problems including sea-level rise, flash and tidal floods, subsidence and coastal erosion. Using four case-study villages, this working paper explores how households are coping with the impacts of climate change. How...