This article examines the policies and institutional arrangements for integrating informal volunteers, the methods and tools for their engagement, and the reported benefits and challenges of involving volunteers in disaster management.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
Between 1998 and 2006 a series of extreme flood events took place on the Tisza River and its tributaries. In Hungary, this triggered the development of flood-peak polders as a more cost-efficient solution of defense compared to raising the dikes.
Hungary’s annual average temperature rose 1.15°C between 1907 and 2017, outpacing the global average temperature change (+0.9°C). Its warming rate has increased significantly over the last four decades, with summertime warming particularly strong.
The present study explores and evaluates the potential of using a combined drought index (CDI) based on precipitation (PDI), temperature (TDI), and vegetation (VDI) drought indices, to characterize drought variability and trends in Jordan based on 1-, 2-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month timescales.
This study highlights the urgent need for a monitoring program to investigate local and national drought impacts on all sectors, as well as the development of a set of proactive risk management measures and preparedness plans for various physiographic regions.
The objective of this research is to generate a drought vulnerability map with an emphasis on the severity and probability of drought occurrence and to propose adaption measures based on groundwater sector impact chain analysis.
These guidelines explore natural small water retention measures and are part of a bigger project on an integrated drought management programme in Central and Eastern Europe, conducted by the Global Water Partnership and WMO.
The guidelines conclude
World Meteorological Organization
Global Water Partnership - Central and Eastern Europe
Climate change is a risk threatening both the Hungarian society and the national economy, and forces action. Multiple analyses suggest that our natural values, water resources, flora and fauna, forests, agricultural production yields, buildings