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Further improvements needed to manage flood risk in Paris and Seine basin

OECD

Action to prevent the risk of major flooding in Paris and the Ile de France region has improved in recent years – particularly after the Seine burst its banks in May and June 2016 – but urban and territorial planning needs to be better adapted, governance strengthened and long-term funding clarified, according to the OECD.

  • Global toll from landslides is heaviest in developing countries

    Conversation Media Group, the

    As with many natural disasters, the effects of landslides are disproportionately severe in developing countries. Improving basic economic conditions and construction standards in high-risk areas and developping early warning systems could help mitigate losses from landslides, as well as from earthquakes, tropical storms and other natural disasters.

  • Insurer's lab tests help design protections from disaster

    CBS

    The research done at FM Global Research's 1,600-acre campus in northwestern Rhode Island is passed along to businesses so they and the communities they serve can bounce back faster after a disaster strikes. FM Global uses these tests to show its clients how they can better protect themselves.

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