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University of South Australia engineers have proposed one flood control measure in a new study that recommends designing permeable pavements to specifically suit local rainfall and soil conditions and reduce flood impacts.
University of South Australia
A forest in the form of lungs that is slowly burning.
Climate change is having a range of impacts on health today that will become more severe unless urgent action is taken. Vulnerable populations will see their health increasingly undermined by both direct impacts and indirect ones.
Water Research and Management Programme, InterAcademy Panel on International Issues (the)
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OCEANIX today unveiled the design of the world’s first prototype sustainable floating city. OCEANIX Busan aims to provide breakthrough technology for coastal cities facing severe land shortages that are compounded by climatic threats.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters
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India and Pakistan are experiencing a record-shattering heatwave with temperatures exceeding 45℃ in many areas, leading to critical electricity and water shortages. In addition, the heatwave demonstrates the need for heat action plans.
Words into Action
Implementation guides for the Sendai Framework
Learning from Past Disasters
The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident of the 20th century.


Marginalised groups often experience greater losses and impacts in disaster contexts. Research suggests that the importance of animals for these groups during and after disasters is underrepresented.
Between 2000 and 2018, Brazil was hit by 65 flood-related disasters, representing close to 71% of disasters recorded. They were also the deadliest – causing 2,435 fatalities out of a total of 2,767.
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030