The primary physical structures, technical facilities and systems whose disruption, failure or destruction have a serious impact on the functioning of society, the economy or the state within a natural hazard induced disaster context.
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.
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