While the global population rises and demand for water increases, cities are sinking as groundwater is tapped into at an unregulated rate. Although the rates vary, cities are sinking lower while sea levels are rising - meaning they are due to go underwater sooner than we think. The practical approach to tackling land subsidence varies depending on the city and its budget.
Disaster prevention and mitigation have not kept pace with technology as is evident in the devastation left behind by the recent temblor in Italy. TRT World looks at capacity gaps in prediction tools, early warning systems and infrastructure. Until better prediction and measurement methods are used, building smarter infrastructure seems to be the only way to save lives.
For generations nomadic Mongolian herders have been able to survive in one of the harshest climates in the world, but rising temperatures, desertification and increasingly erratic weather now threaten their livelihood. Workshops help prepare for future challenges related to climate change, including better use of technology to improve safety and provide early warnings.