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Issue 168 - Month July 11 - 15, 2016
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Featured Publication
Hybrid Nature-Engineered  solutions for Coastal Management
Shannon E. Cunniff of the Environment Defense Fund discusses how natural defences, such as oyster and coral reefs, dunes and mangroves, can complement engineered approaches to floodplain management. She presents examples of different coastal natural defenses and discusses their effectiveness, current gaps and future potential for mainstreaming hybrid, natural and engineered coastal defenses. Read More

©Corps of Engineers

Prague declaration on Habitat III - recognition of blue infrastructure and nature-based solutions 
Europe’s regional meeting for Habitat III was organised on 16-18 March in Prague. The outcome declaration encourages the use of green and blue infrastructures as well as nature-based solutions, in addition to hard preventive infrastructure and spatial planning, as a tool to prevent disasters, in particular water-related ones. Read the complete declaration
Featured Blog
Why invest in Nature based solutions?
Chantal van Ham of IUCN outlines the benefits of investing in nature-based solutions like wetlands,coastal vegetation which can slow down the flow of water during floods. She  elaborates on how to make ecosystem restoration initiatives work and suggests how to engage decision makers to support nature-based solutions. Read More

©Naoya Furuta
Upcoming Events
Healthy ecosystems for resilient societies
Held in Cali, Colombia, from 18-21 October, this conference will convene scientists, policymakers and practitioners to discuss the role of ecosystems for achieving sustainable and inclusive development in the region. There will be a special session on community-based actions to enhance/conserve ecosystem services and reduce environmental conflicts. For Details
FLOODrisk 2016
Held in Lyon, France, from 17-21 October, the 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk will focus on Management, Innovation, Implementation, Integration of Floods. There will be a special session on natural and nature-based solutions for flood defense. For Details
Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate
Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) will organise a regional training course on Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate (CBDRR) from 15-26 August in Bangkok, Thailand. This training will be conducted in six modules and has a focus on climate change adaptation in rural socio-ecological systems.  Read More
How can Ecosystems help in Urban Water Management?
This video highlights The Nature Conservancy`s initiative in Maryland, USA, on supporting well-managed ecosystems for urban storm management. It explains how vegetation along the rivers,parks ,rain gardens in the city can reduce the risks of urban storms and provide other benefits to local communities. Watch the video
Job Vacancies
Organisation: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Location:Geneva, Switzerland
Closing Date: 10 Aug 2016

Head of Programme, Risk and Resilience
Organisation: Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Location: London,United Kingdom
Closing Date: 22 Jul 2016

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Disaster Risk Management Specialist​
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Location: Manila, Philippines
Closing Date: 18 Jul 2016

Senior Advisor Climate Change Adaptation
Location: Lucerne Switzerland
Closing Date: 31 Aug 2016
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News Writer: Aditi Khodke
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