Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, has turned to a cadre of volunteers to help collect and analyze urban mobility data that will help the city build its resilience to future disasters, including flooding.
Visualizing risk: Announcing the winners of the VizRisk 2019 Challenge
How can we use maps and data visualization techniques differently to more creatively and effectively communicate the risk of natural hazards and disasters? Participants from 25 countries responded to our VizRisk challenge, using data and geographic context to tell compelling stories about disaster risk.
Coastal resilience in Seychelles: charting a path forward
In order to protect its coastline from ongoing erosion, the government of Seychelles has embarked on a wide-reaching coastal management plan. The plan sets out a holistic set of priorities for coastal management including coastal protection infrastructure, risk-based spatial planning, and capacity building.
Dry, drier, drought — Understanding and tackling drought hazards
Droughts are among the most far-reaching and yet least understood among natural hazards. There is an increasing need for more accurate assessment and monitoring of drought hazards and impacts, with the aim of supporting decision-making on drought risk reduction, risk financing and disaster response.