Disaster Management

Preparing for the Unpredictable: The ADB and Natural Disasters, Trade Disputes

In its latest annual report on regional growth prospects, the Asian Development Bank focuses on the impact of natural disasters and ensuring resilience. Join us for a discussion on the causes of disasters, how insurance systems and other market mechanisms could impact risks, and the role of government including infrastructure development and recovery assistance.

Challenges Linger Three Years after Fatal Dam Collapse in Mariana

Samarco’s Renova Foundation will spend $12 billion reais (approximately $3.1 billion dollars) on repairs for the Fundão dam over the next ten years, 40 percent of which will go towards compensatory measures. In 2018, the president of the foundation, Roberto Waack, affirmed that “repairs have to happen, regardless of their value.”
 

Research on Regional Resilience Improvement: Coping with Flooding Disaster by Climate Change Effect

Flooding affects more people globally than any other type of natural hazard. In Korea, where flooding accounts for 90% of all natural disaster damage, climate change and rapid urbanization have made cities particularly vulnerable to flooding disaster. How can urban policy and planning minimize disaster risk, reduce damage and loss, and improve response and recovery efforts?

Testing Friendships in Times of Trouble

From earthquakes to tsunamis, Japan has always been vulnerable to natural disasters. Its latest crisis, though, stems not from being in the midst of the Pacific’s Ring of Fire and the plate tectonics, but from a record-breaking downpour of rain. Over 200 people have died after a torrential downpour west of the country earlier this month. As the government steps up emergency responses to deal with the aftermath of the floods, it’s clear that Japan’s vulnerabilities to natural disasters has only increased.

Interview: Building Coastal Resilience to Protect U.S. National Security

As the Atlantic hurricane season kicks off this month, some coastal communities in the United States and small-island nations in the Caribbean are still recovering from last year’s record-breaking damage.

Building Coastal Resilience to Protect U.S. National Security

As the Atlantic hurricane season kicks off this month, some coastal communities in the United States and small-island nations in the Caribbean are still recovering from last year’s record-breaking damage.

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