Better weather forecasting and warnings save lives and property – Insights from Moldova
Moldova is setting an example for how better weather forecasting and warnings can save lives and property. Modern automatic weather stations around the country now ensure that the State Hydrometeorological Service can relay weather and climate information to end users in real-time.
Urban flood resilience in Indonesia: New approaches through an urban design lens
Cities have long relied on public investments in engineered ‘grey’ flood protection measures, such as dykes, pumping stations and weirs, but contemporary impacts of urbanization and climate change demand new and innovative approaches. Indonesia's cities are no exception.
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.