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This Words into Action guide has been prepared to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework. It aims to raise awareness on the importance of river basin management and transboundary cooperation in DRR, while taking into account climate change adaptation. It provides information on steps that governments in particular at the different levels can…
The impacts of natural hazards in the form of floods are severe, and lifeline systems such as water supply are at risk. Tanzania is no exclusion to this risk. A 30” water transmission main in Dar es Salaam was broken and dragged away following recent floods on 30th October 2017, while several other distribution pipes were also affected. The quality and…
The growing demand for water resources is aggravating its scarcity across the world. It is used in a large spectrum of sectors ranging from domestic to industrial, agricultural and environmental activities. Additionally, water resources form a prime indicator of social and economic development for nations. Population explosion, industrialization, rapid…
Groundwater is a de-facto source of water during drought and emergencies. In a broader perspective, the traditional short-term strategy of using groundwater to combat water deficits during drought needs revisiting. The objective of this paper is to examine the relevance and options for developing and adopting such groundwater-based natural infrastructur…
This Guide has been created to provide advice on useful strategies for implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters (HFA). It represents a distillation of the wealth of experience that exists throughout the world on how to manage and reduce disaster risks. The Guide can help state…
This book provides guidance, policy orientation and inspiration, as well as serving as a reference for lessons on how to reduce risk and vulnerability to hazards and to meet the challenges of tomorrow. It is intended for people who have an interest in and practice disaster risk management and sustainable development. Natural hazards can affect anyone,…
This study evaluated  approaches to developing a more connected urban water cycle. North West Cambridge is a new greenfield development consisting of 3,000 new homes and a 100,000m2 research and office space on the edge of Cambridge, UK. Since 2008, AECOM coordinated with the University of Cambridge to bring forward this groundbreaking development from…
This paper discusses how building and sustaining a resilient business is a commercial imperative, based on the case of the United Kingdom. The author argues that successful businesses are those where the board has adopted a different mindset to regulation and control regarding resilience and, in doing so, created significant value and opportunity for th…