If this email is not displayed properlyclick here.

Subscribe to PEDRR Weekly News Alert
Eco-DRR Weekly News Alert
Issue 175 - August 29 - September 2, 2016
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR at the 6th Global Risk Forum
UNESCO presented on ecosystem-based approaches in natural heritage sites at the 6th IDRC conference in Davos, Switzerland
UNESCO highlighted the high exposure of UNESCO sites to disasters, with at least 25% of all biosphere reserves, 46% of world heritage natural sites and 60% of UNESCO global geoparks exposed to at least one type of natural hazard. Strengthening disaster risk reduction in natural heritage sites is needed. UNESCO and partners are currently working on such an initiative, which supports heritage site managers and local communities through guidelines, trainings and risk assessments. The presentation provided examples where ecosystem-based approaches have been applied. Click here for presentation and abstract
Official Book Launch
The new book on Eco- DRR titled "Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation in Practice" has been launched on 4 September 2016 at IUCN World Conservation Congress , Hawaii, USA. To purchase the book online click here
Project Insights 
River basin management contributes to disaster risk reduction and improves access to drinking water in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
A catchment management project from 2013 to June 2016 protected and rehabilitated Lukaya River, one of the main watersheds supplying drinking water to Kinshasa, the capital of DR Congo. The project established a community-based agroforestry scheme as an alternative to slash-and-burn agriculture for erosion control; used vetiver bioengineering to stabilize gullies; and mapped flood risk zones to enhance flood forecasting and early warning. The project demonstrated that improved river basin management can reduce river sedimentation, contributing to flood risk reduction and improved drinking water supply.Read more
Scientific Corner
The Effectiveness, Costs and Coastal Protection Benefits of Natural and Nature-Based Defenses
This paper written by leading ecological engineering experts addresses two issues vital for designing restoration projects for coastal protection: cost-benefit analysis and effectiveness of nature-based solutions. Coastal habitats such as mangroves, salt marshes, coral reefs and seagrass/kelp beds were examined for wave height reduction. Results show that salt marshes and mangroves can be 2-5 times cheaper than a submerged breakwater for wave heights up to half a meter. Read the complete publication
A film about flooding, and what we can do now
This film draws examples of community-based innovation in the north of England for flood risk reduction. Film makers reinforce nature-based solutions for flood management and inclusive community development. To watch the trailer
©The Top of The Tree
Call for proposals
DFID - GFDRR Challenge Fund
GFDRR and the UK Department for International Development (DFID)  announced a second call of the Challenge Fund, which supports new and innovative approaches to disaster and climate risk reduction in developing countries. Apply by 15 September, 2016. For details
Job Vacancies
Disaster Management Adviser
Organisation: Management and Engineering Technologies International
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Closing Date: 30 September 2016

Civil engineer – community infrastructure planning  ​
Organisation: Conseil Santé
Location: unspecified, Bangladesh
Closing Date: 6 September 2016

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Communications Officer
Organisation:African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI)
Location:Not Specified
Closing Date: 11 September 2016

Senior National Planning Officer
Organisation: Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Location: Manila, Philippines
Closing Date: 15 September 2016
Please send your news alert for us to feature:
News Writer: Aditi Khodke
Copyright ©  2016 Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR), All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to Friends of PEDRR.
For a better experience, please subscribe with a personal email adress (gmail, yahoo, hotmail etc.)

unsubscribe from this list  update subscription preferences