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 By Jaspreet Kindra/Irin http://www.irinnews.org/report/100001/climate-adaptation-advice-for-cities-in-global-south

Climate adaptation advice for cities in global South

28 Apr 2014, IRIN

'Good development provides the basis for climate change adaptation both in the sense of resilient infrastructure (piped water, drains, all-weather roads) and better quality houses… Providing these, also develops the institutional and financial base for climate change adaptation,' said David Satterthwaite, a leading expert on human settlements...


National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF)
  • Website:http://www.dwaf.gov.za/
  • Contact:Deputy Director Veldfires Regulation
  • Phone:012 334 0404 0828845541


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF)
  • Website:http://www.dwaf.gov.za/
  • Contact:Deputy Director Veldfires Regulation
  • Phone:012 334 0404 0828845541
Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 2004 15,000,000
Drought 1988 1,320,000
Drought 1986 850,000
Storm 1984 500,000
Drought 1995 300,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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