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Balkan floods of May 2014: challenges facing flood resilience in a former war zone
Flood resilience review May 2015
This report provides a case study on the effects of the major floods that swept through the Balkan region in 2014 and the efforts that were undertaken to increase resilience in the Balkan region. In this context, the report elaborates upon the additional threat of war on the recovery process in the Balkan region.
This case study is carried out in the context of the the Zurich flood resilience alliance program, launched by the Zurich Insurance Group in 2013 due to an increase in severe flooding around the world that focused greater attention on finding practical ways to address flood risk management. The program aims to advance knowledge, develop robust expertise and design strategies that can be implemented to help communitiesin developed and developing countries strengthen their resilience to flood risk, through a multi-year alliance with the International Federation of Red Crossand Red Crescent Societies, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, the Wharton Business School’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center (Wharton) in the U.S. and the international development nongovernmental organization Practical Action.