The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), through the Philippine Preparedness Partnership (PhilPrep), launched two new digital tools to help micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) improve their disaster preparedness programs.
This article offers an overview of smart evacuation management systems – which make use of soft computing techniques – as a component of DRR strategies, including crowd monitoring, disaster prediction, evacuation modelling, and guidelines for evacuation.
Forecasting and early warning are considered the most effective measures to save lives and reduce the damage from flash floods. In the People’s Republic of China, an ADB project combines tradition and technology to prevent flash flood-induced disasters.
Scientists at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) are testing forgotten wheat varieties from across the world to find those which can better cope with drought, rising temperatures and excessive rainfall.