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The latest updates on disaster risk and resilience in the news, and news from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community and beyond in the Prevention Web knowledge base.

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Uttar Pradesh plans a new Lightning Alert Management System to reduce lightning strike fatalities. Despite significant investment, experts question its effectiveness, citing challenges in forecasting and warning dissemination.
Ground Report
Malia Beach with washed up items following big floodings on Crete Island in Greece.
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This column uses localised data from three European countries to identify the financial impact of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises, an important channel beyond the immediate impact on physical capital.
Centre for Economic Policy Research
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In this podcast series, broadcaster Bola Mosuro talks to researchers, aid workers and herders about some of the new crises facing the drylands and the dynamic ways in which people are responding to meet them.
Overseas Development Institute
International Livestock Research Institute
Mercy Corps
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Water is a critical resource that underpins various sectors of the society. Climate change is already causing significant impacts on water resources, such as increased temperatures, more intense droughts, and extreme flooding events.
The Water Diplomat (TWD)
Dhaka
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A detailed, open sub-national earthquake risk model and evaluation of seismic risk for Bangladesh at the zila and upazila levels was developed.
Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Global Earthquake Model Foundation (GEM)
United Nations Resident Coordinator - Bangladesh
Speightstown, Barbados
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There is a lack of awareness among stakeholders about what risk data is already available, and countries are typically sceptical about the data from global risk datasets, especially if they were not included in data collection or the development process.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Barbados - government
Hurricane Florence seen from Space in September 2018
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A new survey from the University of Houston and Texas Southern University is providing insight into Texans' past experiences with extreme weather, including prolonged power outages, and how those experiences impacted their preparedness for future events.
University of Houston
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Agriculture is highly vulnerable to climate hazards like droughts, floods, and heatwaves.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

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