Photo by Wikipedia user Nauticashades The sediment-heavy River Arve flows into the River Rhone in Geneva http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arve#/media/File:Rh%C3%B4ne_and_Arve_Junction.jpg

Geneva’s perfect flood management


'It shows that cities such as Geneva, that may not be identified as at high risk to disaster impacts, are also concerned by the recommendations and guidance contained in the recently-approved Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Their experience and knowhow can also contribute to efforts in other cities around the world,' said John Harding, an expert at UNISDR...

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Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

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