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Disaster risk and resilience publications, reports, research papers and case studies.
Economic damages due to extreme precipitation during tropical storms: evidence from Jamaica
This study investigates economic damage risk due to extreme rainfall during tropical storms in Jamaica.
Natural Hazards (Springer)
Disaster resiliency and recovery resources- A guide for rural communities
USDA Rural Development (RD) developed this guide as a resource for rural communities seeking disaster resiliency and recovery assistance.
United States Department of Agriculture
Is flood resilience planning improving- A longitudinal analysis of networks of plans in Boston and Fort Lauderdale
This report discusses how as climate change increases flood risk, there is growing recognition that the multiple plans cities adopt often work at cross purposes and encourage development in areas at risk of current and future flooding.
Climate Risk Management (Elsevier)
Lessons from Concurrent Disasters: COVID-19 and Eight Hurricanes
This report discusses how changing climate dynamics have resulted in a confluence of disaster events to which Louisiana had to respond simultaneously: a global pandemic and an “epidemic” of landfalling hurricanes during the 2020 season.
Natural Hazards Center
Creating resilient communities with medium-range hazard warning systems
This report discusses how resilience to natural hazards requires integrated risk management – from hazard identification and risk register, hazard warnings and risk communication, to preparation for and response when an event occurs.
Progress in Disaster Science (Elsevier)
Motivating Local Climate Adaptation and Strengthening Resilience

This report discusses how to help reduce the immense human and financial toll of disasters caused by natural hazards and other large-scale emergencies, the Committee on Applied Research Topics for Hazard Mitigation and Resilience has been charged with

Northeastern University
International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses - Key Messages
The focus of this year’s IDDRR is “Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of the present Framework by 2030.”
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
The Sendai Seven Campaign in 2021 - Concept Note
In 2021, the IDDRR focus is on Target f: “Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of the present Framework by 2030.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction