The DRR Knowledge Base

Explore the latest on disaster risk and resilience from around the world: news, research, policies and publications.

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The Knowledge Base is a collaborative effort of the DRR community, updated and reviewed daily by PreventionWeb editors.


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PreventionWeb's knowledge base contains more than 75,000 entries and is updated daily.

Explore by the DRR theme: Human, economic, governance, science, environment and more.
Explore by the hazard type: floods, heat, landslides, drought and more.
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News and announcements
The latest on disaster risk and resilience, and updates from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community.
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Research briefs
Keep up to date with the latest research on disaster risk and resilience on the PreventionWeb knowledge base.
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Policies and plans
Regional and national policies and plans on disaster risk, climate adaptation and resilience.

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Educational materials
Children's books, textbooks, lesson plans, activities, games, online resources and more on disaster prevention and school safety.
DRR Community Voices
Personal stories and perspectives from the DRR trenches on reducing risk and building resilience.

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Disaster risk solutions space

Concrete innovations, inventions, and strategies are reducing the impacts of disasters worldwide. These practical case studies and proven strategies address various aspects of disaster risk.

The documented successes, measurable achievements, avoided disasters, and tangible outcomes serve as lessons for those planning actions to enhance resilience, reduce vulnerability, and protect communities from the adverse effects of disasters.


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Hazards do not have to turn into disasters.

To break the vicious cycle of "Disaster, respond, recover, repeat.", we need a better understanding of disaster risk, in all its dimensions.

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