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Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) looks at low-cost but effective actions that can be taken to reduce the negative impact of disasters such as floods and earthquakes. It is a systematic approach to reducing vulnerability and should be regarded as part of long-term sustainable development work.

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El Sistema de Alerta Temprana ante inundaciones ligadas al Fenómeno...

Vilela, Alcides, Published on 2018

El Sistema de Alerta Temprana (SAT) tiene como finalidad informar a la población que ocupa territorios susceptibles de ser impactados por las inundaciones y propiciar una respuesta oportuna que...

El rol de los ecosistemas de ribera para el control de inundaciones

Zapata, Felix, Published on 2018

Los ecosistemas de las riberas de los ríos son frecuentemente objeto de degradación por la deforestación y actividades agrícolas, lo que puede aumentar el riesgo de inundaciones. Sin embargo,...

Incorporando lo local transformación de abajo hacia arriba de la RRD

Delorenzo, Jordan;Gutiérrez, Mariana;Woodhams, George, Published on 2017

Este informe busca apoyar el trabajo de Practical Action en el desarrollo, la implementación y difusión de tecnologías capaces de aumentar la resiliencia de una comunidad a los peligros naturales....

Facilitar sistemas de alerta temprana para los más pobres

Practical Action, Published on 2017

Este informe utiliza el trabajo de Practical Action con SAT integrales ante inundaciones en Nepal y Bangladesh para demostrar que los cuatro componentes del sistema son esenciales si las...

Defensa ribereñas con sistemas agroforestales

Practical Action, Published on 2018

Los ecosistemas de las riberas de los ríos son frecuentemente objeto de degradación por la deforestación y actividades agrícolas, lo que puede aumentar el riesgo de inundaciones. Sin embargo,...

Guías de gestión municipal en temas de reducción y prevención de...

Practical Action, Published on 2018

El Observatorio de Integridad es una plataforma institucional conformada por la Asociación Civil Transparencia, Proética – capítulo peruano de Transparency International, la Universidad del...

Adoptando soluciones basadas en la naturaleza para la reducción del...

Ilieva, Lili;McQuistan, Colin;van Breda, Anita;Rodriguez, Ana Victoria;Guevara, Oscar;Cordero, Doris;Podvin, Karen;Renaud, Fabrice,...

Soluciones Prácticas (Practical Action América Latina), como parte del Programa de Resiliencia ante Inundaciones de Zurich, buscó reunir evidencia a partir de experiencias que integran soluciones...

Promoting Trans-border Early Warning System in South Asia:...

Gurung, Gehendra Bahadur;Ghimire, Gopal Prasad;Rahman, Mizanur, Published by Practical Action on 2018

Floods spread across trans-border in South Asia. There exist early warning systems within the countries at national and community levels and some practices of exchanging flood information at...

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

Khadka, Rakesh, Published by Practical Action

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...

Gender Transformative Early Warning Systems

Brown, Sarah;Budimir, Mirianna;Sneddon, Alison;Lau, David;Shakya, Puja;Upadhyay Crawford, Sujana, Published on 2008

Early warning systems build community resilience to disasters, with the potential to save lives and livelihoods. Women and marginalized gender groups face unique barriers in disasters, and EWS that...

Trans-border Flood Early Warning System in South Asia: Practices,...

Rahman, Md. Mizanur;Gurung, Gehendra Bahadur;Ghimire, Gopal Prasad, Published on 2018

South Asia is a disaster hotspot zone with annual episodes of several hazards causing huge loss of lives and properties across the region. Among hazards, flood ranks the highest in terms of human...

Intermediate climate information systems for early warning systems

Aréstegui, Miguel, Published by Practical Action on 2018

New communication technologies, free software and hardware to improve Early Warning Systems for floods and landslides, using a participatory approach in coordination with the authorities. That is...

The role of riparian ecosystems in flood control

Zapata, Felix, Published on 2018

Riparian ecosystems are often exposed to degradation caused by deforestation and farming activities, which can increase the risk of flooding. However, there are techniques for recovering and...

Nepal flood 2017: Wake up call for effective preparedness and response

Dinanath Bhandari;Prakash Khadka;Lok Narayan Pokharel;Buddhiram Kumal;Ghimire, Gopal;Uprety, Madhab, Published on 2018

Flooding is not new to the Terai districts of Nepal. Every year, the monsoon floods have caused significant damage and loss to human lives and livelihoods within these southern flood plains. Yet...

Exploring opportunities for a transborder flood early warning...

Gurung, Gehendra, Published on 2018

This poster, presented at the 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, gives details about the potential for a flood early warning system that spans the Nepal-India border. The...

Poster: Toward a reporting framework on technology’s contribution...

Van De Homberg, Marc;McQuistan, Colin, Published on 2018

Technology plays a key role in making flood early warning systems (EWS) effective; providing understandable, timely and actionable information to those most at risk. We developed a framework using...

Presentation: Technological Evolution of Flood Early Warning System...

Ghimire, Gopal, Published on 2018

Presentation for the Technology for Development Conference 2018. This video presentation by Gopal Ghimire details Practical Action's experience in Nepal on flood early warning systems. Including an...

Manual for Mock Flood Response Exercise with Early Warning System...

Practical Action, Published on 2016

This booklet (in Nepali language) gives guidelines about mock flood exercises for flood response based on early warning systems. These guidelines have been prepared based on the experience and...

Manual for Mock Flood Response Exercise with Early Warning System...

Practical Action, Published on 2024

This booklet (in English) gives guidelines about mock flood exercises for flood response based on early warning systems. These guidelines have been prepared based on the experience and learning of...

Strengthening Livelihood Capacities to Disaster Risk Reduction:...

Practical Action, Published on 2011

This book documents the lessons learned during the Livelihood Centred Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction project in the Chitwan and Nawalparasi districts of Nepal. It describes the prevailing...

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