The Rhine’s integrated approach to flood management
Aug27

The Rhine’s integrated approach to flood management

According to the World Resources Institute (WRI) around 21 million people worldwide are affected by river floods each year on average. That number could increase to 54 million in 2030 due to climate change and socio-economic development. With flooding risks being trans-boundary there is the potential for flooding to create political and economic instability in entire regions. Integrated flood risk management Flood risk management...

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The Shepherd’s Village bringing water to Maasailand
Aug26

The Shepherd’s Village bringing water to Maasailand

Narok is a village residing on the mouth of the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Narok is the last stop before Kenya’s most visited National Park, where thousands of tourists casually take their last stretch before the long winding, gravel road into the Mara. Tourists are also able to visit and buy crafts from some of the locals, who happen to be about as famous as the park that rests to the south of them: the Maasai tribe. James Ole Sankan was...

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New Orleans 10 years on from Hurricane Katrina
Aug19

New Orleans 10 years on from Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans 10 years on from Hurricane Katrina is at watershed point in the management of its urban stormwater. Although the city’s century old drainage system will continue to be the primary means for draining the city into the foreseeable future, the city is poised to add a significant component to its drainage infrastructure: green infrastructure. New Orleans 2030: laying the foundation for green infrastructure In August 2010, the...

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ND-GAIN’s Three Levels of Urban Adaptation Impact Analysis
Aug15

ND-GAIN’s Three Levels of Urban Adaptation Impact Analysis

Continuing its effort at the country level to measure climate vulnerability and measure readiness to accept adaptation investment, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) now starts down-scaling the adaptation assessment to the city level. The Urban Adaptation Assessment project, funded by the Kresge Foundation and implemented by ND-GAIN, is focusing on building a framework that will enable cities to perform climate vulnerability...

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Copenhagen becoming a resilient and sustainable city
Aug12

Copenhagen becoming a resilient and sustainable city

On August 2nd 2015, 193 countries agreed to the next set of development goals, which will seek to end poverty, achieve gender equality and ensure resource security in every corner of the globe by 2030. The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), which contain 169 targets, will replace the millennium development goals (MDGs) that expire at the end of the year. Implementation of the sustainable development agenda will begin on January...

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