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.
World Bank Group activities to address climate and environmental challenges
In this blog, World Bank Group President David Malpass highlights the institution's efforts to address climate and environmental challenges across the globe, including several GFDRR-supported initiatives in financial protection, climate resilience and urban development.
India's experience shows that building collapse, fires, and other disasters can become more destructive in the absence of effective resilient measures. Practitioners from two states and two territories in India recently gathered to share insights on how to develop building regulations for resilience.
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.