16 Nov 2015, UNISDR Hyogo; UNISDR AP
On a recent visit to the Tateyama Sabo facilities for prevention of soil erosion in Toyama Prefecture, head of UNISDR, Margareta Wahlström, said: 'This is one of the longest running DRR projects in the world going back at least as far as 1906 when the local government started. It's a good example of how we can live with nature and manage risk in an environmentally sensitive way'...
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