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Among other things, they function as a sponge – absorbing and storing excess water due to heavy rains.
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A man with his bike on the beach during Cyclone Fani, India (2019)
A new study found significant increases in the intensity, frequency, and duration of cyclonic storms over the Arabian Sea. Is the west coast prepared?
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Top view of a floating farm
To combat the problems of floods and irregular rainfall, the residents of Majuli, the world’s largest river island, are growing vegetables on rafts.
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Cover of DRR in India Status Report 2020
2020
The disaster risk reduction (DRR) status report provides a snapshot of the state of DRR in India under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. It also highlights progress and challenges associated with ensuring coherence among the key global frameworks at the national level; and makes recommendations for strengthening overall disaster risk management (DRM) governance by government institutions and stakeholders at national and local levels.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific Asian Disaster Preparedness Center