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Nature-based solutions are one of many tools available to build resilience to natural hazards. A new platform supported by GFDRR offers guiding principles for successful projects, and allows users to explore, compare, and analyze nature-based interventions across hazards and ecosystems.

Forecasting and long-term climate information can help make communities safer by enabling early warning systems, improving emergency response services, and identifying important investments in resilient infrastructure.

The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) are supporting efforts to strengthen collaboration in global weather monitoring across the public and private sectors through a network known as the Global Weather Enterprise.


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Mexico City, Mexico
The fifth global Understanding Risk forum will take place May 14-18, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico at the stunning Palacio de Minería. The first two days will be dedicated to side events, and the following three days (May 16 – 18) will be the main conference.
Geneva, Switzerland
Hosted by the World Meteorological Organization, the Global Conference for Prosperity through Hydrological Services fosters collaboration on improving the availability and use of hydrological services worldwide.


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Central Asia Hydrometeorology Modernization Project

A geographically diverse region, Central Asia faces a range of natural hazards which are now being intensified by climate change.

News & Blogs

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April 23, 2018
Understanding Risk
Adeline Choy, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, and Jolanta Kryspin-Watson
Floods account for 43% of all recorded disaster events in the past 20 years. Will climate change exacerbate flooding events? How much will sea level rise? How extreme will rainfall be?
April 19, 2018
End poverty in South Asia
Poonam Pillai
Recognizing the cross-border nature of climate and disaster risks in the region, the countries of South Asia are pursuing a regional approach to building hydromet capacity.
April 19, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Marc Forni
The need for urban resilience is urgent, the funding gap intimidating, the challenges complex.
April 12, 2018
Nicola Ranger
Putting in place disaster finance at an early stage can help create the certainty and predictability required to develop good planning and systems for response and recovery.    
April 9, 2018
The Virtual Reality climate change project that shared Fiji’s climate change story with global leaders at COP23 has returned home to Fiji, with thousands expected to see the film in the coming week
April 6, 2018
Sonia Madhvani
A World Bank project recently analyzed the flows of people within the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince using cell phone data, and identified the most critical links in the urban transportation system
March 29, 2018
Tatiana Proskuryakova
 Over the past 85 years, civil protection in Romania has developed into a strong, reliable system that is able to provide rapid response to disaster.
March 29, 2018
A virtual reality film which highlights climate change impacts in Fiji is set to make its return tour next week.
March 14, 2018
Sustainable Cities Blog
Anna Wellenstein
With the support of GFDRR and the World Bank, the government of Nepal is undertaking a resilient reconstruction program for 650,000 households affected by the two devastating earthquakes that hit t
March 13, 2018
Voices: Perspectives on Development
Michal Rutkowski
In a world increasingly filled with risk, social protection systems help individuals and families cope with natural disaster, civil war, displacement, and other shocks.