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The value of disaster damage data

EOS

Data on the spatial extent and cost of damage can help in both the immediate aftermath of a flood and in long-term mitigation to future risk through effective planning and preparedness. A new book presents a compilation of examples and best practices in the collection, storage, analysis and sharing of flood damage data.

  • Climate in crisis: How risk information can build resilience in Afghanistan

    WB

    The consequences of extreme weather events and disasters in Afghanistan add to existing security risks such as increased food insecurity. Infrastructure investments need to incorporate information on natural hazards in their planning, design and implementation. The World Bank has developed a risk assessment to assist the government with this information.

  • Bangladesh: Building resilience in the eye of the storm

    WB

    In Bangladesh, a severe cyclone strikes every three years and 25% of the land floods annually. The government has invested in strengthening coastal zone resilience through protective coastal infrastructure together with social mobilization and early warning systems build resilience and protect communities' livelihoods against future storms.

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