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This paper provides an empirical illustration of this trap using the example of flash flood risk in Kuwait and shows how decisions on urban planning and economic restructuring have increased flash flood risk.
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Documents and publications
This seismic risk profile of Kuwait, produced by the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation summarizes key metrics of seismic risk, allowing stakeholders in risk management to get an overview of the risk in the country.
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Carbon Brief reveals visually just how much the world’s most populous regions have been affected by extreme heat since 2013.
Carbon Brief
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Documents and publications
In cooperation with the World Bank, this study investigated the natural and anthropogenic hazards that affect Kuwait.
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Documents and publications
Kuwait's Voluntary National Report for the Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (MTR SF).
Research briefs
With unprecedentedly high temperatures, people living in inherently hot regions of the world may be at particularly high risk of heat-related cardiovascular death.
The American Heart Association
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Kuwait and Pakistan have experienced temperatures of 53.9°C and 53.7°C, respectively, ranking as the third and fourth hottest recorded temperatures.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
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This report forms part of the country’s activities to comply with international environmental agreements. It includes analysis of baseline scenarios and analysis of projected scenarios and their impact on specific sectors in the country.

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