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2019 Resilience Brief

BOMA Canada is proud to present the BOMA Canada Resilience Brief – an important tool to help building owners and managers begin to consider resilience and the potential risks imposed by extreme weather events. Following the disastrous events of 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires and the 2018 New...

A Comparison of Residential Flood Insurance Markets in 25 Countries

Recognizing the growing interest in improving resilience to flood risk around the world and the role that insurance can play in that regard, several countries are debating what national flood insurance solutions they should have in place, or how to improve the current situations. Insurers are...

A Flood Damage Allowance Framework for Coastal Protection With Deep Uncertainty in Sea Level Rise

Analyses of how Antarctica will respond to a warming planet embody large uncertainties that increase with time. As such, future projections of sea level rise are strongly dependent upon expert judgment about how much and how quickly Antarctica will melt. This uncertainty complicates any decisions...

A local-scale analysis to understand differences in socioeconomic factors affecting economic loss...

Investigation of the relationships between socioeconomic factors and water-related disasters, such as floods, is rather complex. The general practice is to undertake a qualitative analysis of the impact of socioeconomic factors on economic loss in disasters, while climate and structural impacts...

A review of hydro-meteorological hazard, vulnerability, and risk assessment frameworks and...

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are increasingly being implemented as suitable approaches for reducing vulnerability and risk of social-ecological systems (SES) to hydro-meteorological hazards. Understanding vulnerability and risk of SES is crucial in order to design and implement NBS projects...

A serious gaming approach to understanding household flood risk mitigation decisions

Voluntary household decisions about whether or not to structurally mitigate or insure can directly and indirectly influence the flood vulnerability of a community. We look to understand the factors that influence flood risk mitigation decisions using a serious game experiment. Serious games can...

A world at risk: Closing the insurance gap

A Lloyd's Risk Report A world at risk, Lloyd’s second underinsurance report, produced with CEBR, shows there is global underinsurance of $162.5bn in 2018. This shows there is a significant gap between the level of insurance in place to cover global risks, and the actual cost to businesses...

Agrometeorological Advisory Services India

The agricultural sector is the foundation of the Indian economy. It employs more than 50 per cent of India’s workforce and contributes almost 17–18 per cent of its GDP. At present, agricultural livelihoods are being severely impacted world over as a result of anthropogenic global warming and...

Ahead of the Storm: Developing Flood-Resilience Guidance for Canada’s Commercial Real Estate

This report outlines 20 measures that can be implemented by commercial real estate owners and managers to enhance flood-resilience of existing office towers, thereby reducing the potential for property damage, business disruptions and loss of life.

An Empirical Exploration of the Capabilities of People with Disabilities in Coping with Disasters

While the capability approach is increasingly being adopted for evaluating well-being and social justice in the field of human development, this approach in disaster research has remained scarce. This research thus seeks to address the disaster risk that humans face through a lens of...

Anticipatory action for livelihood protection: a collective endeavour

The term ‘anticipatory action’ refers to actions triggered before a crisis in order to mitigate the worst effects, or even avoid a crisis altogether. While substantial progress has been made in reducing the devastating impacts of drought, most anticipatory actions taken to protect livelihoods...

Assessing flash flood hazard and damages in the southeast United States

Flash floods are common natural hazards in the southeast United States (SEUS) as a consequence of frequent torrential rainfall caused by tropical storms, thunderstorms, and hurricanes. Understanding flash flood characteristics is essential for mitigating the associated risks and implementing...

Banana farming in flood deposited sandy soil

Sand deposition from flood makes soil unsuitable for growing other food crops due to very low nutrient availability, low water holding capacity and poor physical attributes. Thus more time and effort is required to completely restore the land into its original state after the sand deposition. As...

Barriers to Insurance as a Flood Risk Management Tool: Evidence from a Survey of Property Owners

By using risk-adjusted price signals to transfer responsibility for property-level flood protection and recovery from governments to property owners, flood insurance represents a key tenet of the flood risk management (FRM) paradigm. The Government of Canada has worked with insurers to introduce...

Bearing the climate burden: how households in Bangladesh are spending too much

The debate on climate finance in many climate-vulnerable developing countries tends to focus on finance provided by national governments and international donors. Yet the financial contribution of individual households in combatting the risks of climate change and extreme weather events is almost...

Beat the Flood

In Bangladesh when you live near the river having a flood-proof house is essential. TV presenter Ortis Deley explains how having materials with the right properties is important when designing a house. Helping communities become flood-proof is a good example of #techjustice in action.

Being resilient: Addressing climate change - Evidences on the outcome and learning of Bangladesh...

This report is an outcome of a research initiated by the Climate Change Unit at CCDB and documents the programmatic interventions, challenges and learnings from the Lighthouse Project, which aims to improve resilience to climate change impacts in coastal areas of Bangladesh. It is a qualitative...

Best Management Practices for Stormwater Runoff

This document gives an insight of management of stormwater runoff through retention and detention pond.

Beyond parks and reserves: The ethics and politics of conservation with a case study from Perú

En este trabajo se elabora , analiza y defiende en parte los fundamentos normativos y empíricos de un modelo de " ecología social " para el hábitat natural y la gestión de recursos. Este modelo trata a las sociedades humanas como integrarse irreductiblemente con los sistemas naturales en los que...

Bio-dyke, an environment friendly solution to protect river banks

Bio-dyke is a bio engineering measure to manage and control flood water movement such as redirecting flood run-off through the use of flood walls and flood gates. This technology for controlling riverine floods is useful when there is no immediate need of heavy engineering works or a community is...

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