Later this month, participants from all five Central Asian countries will discuss issues of natural disasters at the Forum on Financial Protection against Natural Disasters in Almaty.
Global flood risk models were developed to identify risk hotspots in a world with increasing flood occurrence. GFDRR's Alanna Simpson co-authors an assessment of the ability and limitations of the current models and suggest what is needed moving forward.
A “paradigm shift” is needed in how disaster risk assessments are done, according to GFDRR. For too long, disaster risks have been considered according to static measures of vulnerability, creating an incomplete picture of future challenges.
« Le facteur de loin le plus important sur la gravité des inondations sera la montée du niveau des océans », explique Stéphane Hallegatte, économiste spécialiste de la prévention des catastrophes naturelles à la Banque mondiale.