Climate Resilience

How Best to Prepare for a Severe Storm

Opinion Author: Thomas Hodge

Everyone should know how to handle a severe storm occurring in their area. Every region has different storms, and you need to be prepared for what might happen to your home. Here is what you need to know to best prepare for a severe storm.


Engaging Housing Developers to Apply Better Storm Water Management as an Effort to Build Flood Resilience

Stories from the field Author: Dwirahmi Suryandari, Nyoman Prayoga

Flood resilience within the Garang Watershed in Central Java has at the least involved two main regions which are Semarang Regency and Semarang City. Semarang Regency, which is located in the upstream area, is ecologically important in terms of flood management that could affect the mid- and downstream area. Therefore, it is important to maintain the quality of the ecosystem and its services that contribute to flood prevention such as the storm water management.


New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Agriculture into practice on the ground

Takeaways Author: Elisa Jimenez Alonso

South Asia has a population of roughly 1.75 billion people, 25% of whom fall below the international poverty line, and 70% live in rural areas of whom the majority, especially women, rely on agriculture for their livelihood. Despite being predominantly agrarian, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal are net importers of food. Climate change adds further stress to this highly challenging socio-economic situation.


New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Water Management into practice on the ground

Takeaways Author: Elisa Jimenez Alonso

South Asia has 23.7% of the global population but only 4.6% of the world’s renewable water sources. Countries in the region already face considerable water management challenges due to high population density, poverty, and a high dependence on agriculture as a source of livelihood. Water resources in South Asia are overexploited and depleting fast, and climate change will only exacerbate existing problems through irregular rainfall patterns and increased incidence of floods and droughts.


Network as The Backbone to Urban Climate Change Resilience

Member Interview Author: Farraz Theda, Julie Greenwalt

Cities are challenging spaces to govern and common ground between different interest groups is often elusive, which is why resilience has proven less easy to pin down. This month, we are trying to figure out how collaboration among regional actors in building resilience would benefit a city.