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The ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction case study and exercise source book

Source(s):  Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD)
Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR)

This report presents seven case studies compiled by researchers and practitioners. These case studies from different countries cover a range of topics in the Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) context, and are as follows:

  1. Landslide hazard regulation and mitigation: Creating Resilient Landscapes in the Serrana region of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
  2. Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Semarang (ICZM), Central Java, Indonesia
  3. Room for the River - Flood Risk Management, The Netherlands
  4. Integrated Water Resources Management – Tacaná Watersheds, Guatemala/Mexico
  5. Linkages between Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation – Burkina Faso/Niger
  6. Coastal ecological engineering and Cost-Benefit Analysis – City of Stamford, Connecticut, USA
  7. Eco-DRR and Mountain Ecosystems: Protection Forests of Switzerland and other Alpine countries

This report was created as a supplement to the master's degree module, "Disasters, Ecosystems and Risk Reduction," which was jointly developed in 2013 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) based at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), Germany.



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  • The ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction case study and exercise source book
  • Publication date 2014
  • Author(s) Nehren, U.; Sudmeier-Rieux, K.; Sandholz, S.; Estrella, M.; Lomarda, M.; Guillén, T. (Editors)
  • Number of pages 100 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 978-3-00-045844-6 (ISBN)

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