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PANAMA, 14 August 2014 - With the addition of Aguas da Prata, Brazil, 2,000 cities worldwide are now enrolled in the Global Campaign “Making Cities Resilient: My City is getting Ready!" promoted by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). About 25% of the cities are located in the Americas, and approximately 11% (226) of all citie…
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10 October 2014
… although it is not possible to say just where. But only 30 per cent of the higher flood risk can be attributed to climate change and increased rainfall. The rest is … learned. Germany has improved hazard risk mapping, early warning communications and flood response since the heavy downpours of 2002. The rains of 2013, which generated … question of the long-term impact on the health and wellbeing of those exposed to flood risk. The rains that hit Serbia, and parts of Croatia and Bosnia, were …
GENEVA, 11 March 2014 – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is working with IBM (NYSE: IBM), and global planning, design and engineering firm AECOM to measure cities’ resilience to disasters. The first fruit of the partnership is an innovative Disaster Resilience Scorecard created for use by members of UNISDR’s “Making Cities Resilient”…
Medellin, 11 April 2014: UNISDR Chief Margareta Wahlström today welcomed the creation of a new collaboration between nine key players in the global effort to build urban resilience to disasters and to strengthen the social, economic and environmental fabric of the world’s urban spaces. Ms. Wahlström said: “There has been a tremendous outpouring of supp…
5 May 2014, ABU DHABI/GENEVA - New technologies that enable communities to visualize disaster risk and take action, are to be made available for cities worldwide as a result of collaboration between Esri and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Esri, a world leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, and the UN…
BRUSSELS, 7 May 2014 – The flood-prone capital, Pristina,  joined the Making Cities Resilient Campaign today, making it the first city in Kosovo to do so. Floods are a recurring problem in Pristina. The UNISDR Campaign will help bring about a higher level of awareness that there is a compelling need for investment in disaster prevention, rather than fo…