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15 Sep 2017 description

Why is financial protection important to reduce poverty and increase shared prosperity?

Financial losses from natural disasters continue to rise. Developing countries and their low-income populations experience the greatest impacts.

Over the last 10 years, global losses due to natural disasters have averaged $165 billion a year.

07 Sep 2017 description
report GFDRR

In times of a changing climate, water security is a central component of long-term resilience – and dams are vital for safeguarding such security. India, with a population of more than 1 billion people, is home almost 5,000 large dams and 350 more are currently under construction. The country also has several thousand additional small dams. Each plays a part in the nation’s water regulation mechanisms for use across a multitude of economic sectors, including agriculture, energy creation, flood control, and tourism.

06 Sep 2017 description

WHAT IS HYDROMET?

Hydrology + Meteorology = A discipline contributing to the production, delivery, and the use of weather, water and climate information.

Hydromet services provide real-time weather, water, early warning, and climate data critically needed for growth and sustainable, climate-resilient development in Africa.

31 Aug 2017 description

Note: Due to the Summer Holiday break, this update covers July and August, 2017. All public GPP documents are available on the ‘Agenda for Humanity’ (A4H) website, in the initiatives section - http://www.agendaforhumanity.org/initiatives/gpp.

Documentation

29 Aug 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT

From the middle of October until the end of December of 2016, very heavy rainfall caused by a combination of tropical depressions and the North-Eastern monsoon produced five consecutive periods of flooding in eighteen provinces in central Vietnam (North Central, South Central Coast, and the Central Highland regions), significantly affecting their people and economies.

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