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Easing drought on the Panama Canal

28 Jun 2016, UNISDR AM

In the midst of one of the worst droughts to affect Central America in decades, the expanded Panama Canal is a model for how to adapt to climate change and reduce disaster risk. The revamped system of basins and locks has not only increased traffic capacity, it is also expected to reduce overall water use by seven percent, thereby lowering the risks posed by drought.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Sistema Nacional de Proteccion Civil (SINAPROC)
  • Website: http://www.sinaproc.gob.pa/
  • Contact:Director General
  • Phone:316-3200 507 6243 3876


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Sistema Nacional de Proteccion Civil (SINAPROC)
  • Website: http://www.sinaproc.gob.pa/
  • Contact:Director General
  • Phone:316-3200 507 6243 3876
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