Critical Infrastructure

Debris and twisted metal of collapsed bridge
Extraordinary record-high temperatures in Pakistan triggered the collapse of the Hassanabad Bridge along the Karakoram Highway in the Hunza Valley. The ongoing unprecedented heat wave melted ice on Shisper Glacier, creating a lake which flooded.
A yellow and black train on train tracks going through a city.
Scaling up and improving urban infrastructure can deliver considerable social, economic and environmental benefits. Yet, there is a gap between identifying projects for climate action and sustainable development and bringing such projects to fruition.
Ranganadi Dam
The Ranganadi Dam in Arunachal Pradesh both seeks to harness electricity and bolster tourism, however it does not offer protection against Assam's annual inundations.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world unlike any other crisis in recent history. What began as a disease in a confined, specific location in the fall of 2019 soon became an unstoppable wave that transformed every aspect of daily life globally.
In Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, one of Africa’s fastest growing cities, families come to enjoy the scenic coastline along Barack Obama Drive, gazing out into the vast Indian Ocean.
The fourth edition of the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI) 2022 concluded in New Delhi today.
Governments in Asia and the Pacific should consider the direct and indirect benefits of resilient infrastructure, including losses avoided and economic and development benefits even when disaster doesn’t strike.
Landed plane waiting at the airport during a rainy day
Sudden changes on weather in a very small area and particularly intense could seriously threaten the security of flights. To be able to predict these phenomena could save lives, and prevent damages on properties.
An Indian girl wearing a hat to protect her from the sun and the heat with a bottle of water in her hands.
As people across the country crank up the AC, the grid is struggling to cope: a peek into a future in which climate change drives more extreme weather.