Climate change is likely to multiply the impacts of flooding the UK already faces, therefore further action must be taken to tackle both flood and climate risks to protect society, the economy and the environment. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate

Migration and displacement are history’s oldest and recurring human responses to changing environments, either from social, environmental, economic, or political pressures. Today, the world’s growing population is increasingly exposed to more frequent and

Countries in Southeast Asia are highly vulnerable to climate change as is evident from the rise in disaster events. The member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are on the pathway to rapid economic and social development, but

Due to rapid urbanization and industrialization, modifications in land use pattern have brought about irreversible anthropogenic aggravations to the hydrological forms. This can be attributed to the impervious land surfaces in the urban area which

The development of multi-hazard risk assessment frameworks has gained momentum in the recent past, aiming to provide a complete risk panorama at locations and portfolios exposed to the occurrence of different perils. Nevertheless, for a proper

Regardless of the setting, rural or urban, global north or south, highly resilient or not, successful Disaster Risk Management (DRM) depends on a deep understanding of governance, policy and other critical tools through which communities work together to

In the aftermath of disasters, local governments are primarily responsible for implementing quick recovery programs, including the relocation of affected people from areas at risk to safer places, rehabilitation of destroyed infrastructure, as well as the

This paper argues that DRR frameworks and policies require a more nuanced and flexible approach when dealing with ‘the state’. State-centred frameworks, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, give ‘primary responsibility’ to the state

Community-based approaches to disaster risk reduction have been the subject of attention for practitioners and scholars in the humanitarian and development sector for many decades. One of the core elements of the concept is the notion of inherent

Science and technology has been recognized as one of the driving forces in the development and implementation of major international disaster risk reduction (DRR) frameworks. However, to fully utilize the knowledge created with science and technology for