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We have 10 items tagged with ‘Floods’.
  • Car driving through a heavily flooded road.

    Urban flooding: the case of Karachi

    Governments are quick to blame devastating floods on climate change. But many reasons for these floods are to do with what governments have not done. Arif Hasan reviews why disastrous floods are taking place in Karachi and what is needed for this to change

    27 October 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • Pedicabs on the flooded streets of Manila, Philippines.

    How does a changing climate impact on urban poverty?

    When floods hit a city, usually low-income groups are hit hardest. The devastation that such disasters cause can be linked to the failure of city governments to manage growth and build infrastructure.

    28 March 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • A tale of typhoons, trees and tiny creatures that stood between a community and climate resilience

    We were in Da Loc commune, a sleepy part of Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa province. It’s a place that on a single day witnessed both the fury and the protective power of nature.

    17 April 2012 | Blog | Climate change
  • The 2011 monsoon season brought unusually heavy rains and severe floods to many south-east Asian countries. Thailand was worst affected, with large parts of the Thai capital Bangkok under water (Photo: Chrisgel Ryan Cruz, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Thailand's floods: complex political and geographical factors behind the crisis

    The scale of Thailand's floods are unprecedented. In the midst of the crisis, water management has become a politically sensitive matter

    2 November 2011 | Blog | Urban
  • Adaptation in Bangladesh: notes from the field

    29 March 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Bangladesh: mangrove island reflects people's creativitiy

    28 March 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Reality check: climate change and the poor

    Hannah Reid reports on a field trip to a site in Manikganj District, about three hours from Dhaka city in Bangladesh, to see how vulnerable people are coping with climate-change related impacts

    28 March 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Buy me a river

    Asking poor households how much they would be willing to pay to protect a river in Thailand can help put a tangible price-tag on the river’s benefits — from clean water to flood control — and realistically assess the costs of overexploitation and degradation.

    25 October 2010 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Pakistan Floods - UK Government response

    UKaid announced so far will provide help for around one and a half million people in Pakistan affected by the floods. The UK Government has earmarked up to £134 million in response to the UN Pakistan appeal. In addition, a £10 million bridge project has been brought forward. For full details of the UK Governments response, and information on how YOU can help, please visit the DFID web site.

    28 September 2010 | Article | Urban
  • Pakistan - Floods and after

    Arif Hasan, IIED Visiting Fellow, 27 August 2010 'For a sustainable reconstruction of the physical and social infrastructure of flood ravaged Sindh, it is necessary to understand to what extent the damage caused by the flood is man-made. Some of the broad indicators are obvious'.

    1 September 2010 | Article | Urban
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