International Day for Disaster Reduction turns the tide on water-related disasters

Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

The International Day for Disaster Reduction will be celebrated on Wednesday 8 October at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, with the official opening of the photographic exhibition ‘WATER: Floods in Central Europe’. The exhibition - organised jointly with the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations - presents a collection of images taken of the ‘millennium flood’ of August 2002 as well as previous floods in the Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia. The event comprises one of numerous activities taking place around the world in line with the 2003 World Disaster Reduction Campaign theme: Living with risk - Turning the tide on disasters towards sustainable development.

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