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INTEGRATED FLOOD MANAGEMENT (IFM): a new approach to flood management

The traditional approach to floods focused on reactive practices to reduce exposure to flooding and...

  •  April 09, 2014

FACING DROUGHTS - The Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP)

The IPCC finds with high confidence an increased risk of drought-related water and food shortage...

  •  April 09, 2014

IPPC Report - The world is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report yesterday that says the effects...

  •  April 01, 2014

NURTURING PARTNERSHIPS

The report has been produced based on contributions from world-leading experts including FAO, ADB, UNESCAP,...

  •  March 14, 2014

CATALYZING WATER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH

We are delighted to republish the “Catalyzing Water for Sustainable Development and Growth” report from...

  •  March 14, 2014

#CRISISMAPPING FOR RECOVERY: CRISIS CLEAN UP - A COLLABORATION TOOL

A truism in emergency management is that after a disaster thousands of people want to...

  •  February 26, 2014

DIGITAL HUMANITARIANS: FROM HAITI EARTHQUAKE TO TYPHOON YOLANDA

We’ve been able to process and make sense of a quarter of a million tweets...

  •  February 26, 2014

WATER: AT THE CENTER OF THE WATER-ENERGY-FOOD NEXUS

The nexus of water, energy and food issues is at the heart of many global...

  •  February 26, 2014

STRENGTHENING URBAN WATER SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

As future water supplies become increasingly threatened by climate change – characterised by increased flooding...

  •  February 26, 2014

REDUCING FOOD WASTE TO HELP TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

It is a sobering fact of modern life that while in some countries food is...

  •  February 26, 2014

ROLE OF EMERGING COUNTRIES IN CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE

Agriculture is extremely vulnerable to climate change, and the sector, together with forestry and land-use...

  •  February 26, 2014

COMBINING RADIO, SMS AND ADVANCED COMPUTING FOR DISASTER RESPONSE

I’m headed to the Philippines this week to collaborate with the UN Office for the...

  •  February 26, 2014

WATER SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Ghana and its Volta River, which supports the livelihoods of millions in six West African...

  •  February 26, 2014

THE SCOPE FOR CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE

Dealing with food insecurity is among the greatest global challenges over the next decades. Food...

  •  February 25, 2014

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