Social Impacts & Social Resilience

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Several institutions worldwide are reflecting on the relevance of training and exercises to critical infrastructure protection and resilience. The present article discusses methodological approaches, techniques, and technologies relevant to this domain.
Discussions during a meeting among Upper Koshi Basin stakeholders focused around understanding different types of hazards; exploring various measures for preparedness and response; and integrating gender equality, disability, and social inclusion.
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Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Vehicles try to drive through a flooded street in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2020)
Flooding is among the leading climatic threats to livelihoods, bearing the potential to reverse progress in poverty reduction and development. A World Bank study estimates that 170m people in extreme poverty will face flood risk and its long-term effects.
A woman protects herself from the hot sun in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Climate change is a reality and extremely high temperatures have been reported by India and Pakistan in the spring. In a new scientific journal article, researchers from the University of Gothenburg paint a gloomy picture for the rest of the century.
Increased flooding in the U.S. is exposing more people to industrial pollution, especially in racially marginalized urban communities, according to new research from Rice University, New York University and Brown University.
New research has found suicide increases during drought among men in Australia’s rural communities, and the problem may be exacerbated due to climate change. Our findings call for urgent plans for adaptation, and global action.
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This assessment presents qualitative research exploring two Kere-affected communities’ experiences of the phenomenon. Kere is a recurrent famine occurring in the south of Madagascar that emerged substantively in the 1930s.
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This paper proposes a Fuzzy Logic method for quantifying community resilience. Due to the increasing frequency of natural and man-made disasters, the scientific community has paid considerable attention to the concept of resilience engineering.