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The Water Supply Augmentation Project, led by the Lebanese government, aims to increase the volume of water available to the Greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon area where approximately half of the Lebanese population lives. The Project is financed by the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and Government of Lebanon.
AT A GLANCE
Risks Seismic and hydrometeorological hazards exacerbated by climate change and rapid urbanization
Area of Engagement Scaling up the Resilience of Cities
THE RISKS OF RAPID URBANIZATION
AT A GLANCE
Country Tanzania Risks Flooding in under-serviced informal settlements Area of Engagement Promoting open access to risk information
In Dar es Salaam, an open-source mapping project enables communities to map flood risk, share the data, and protect their city and their livelihoods against future weather disasters.
$3.5 BILLION IN ANNUAL LOSSES