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Weekly News Alert
Issue 193: January 16 - 20, 2017
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Featured Publication
Nearly $25 Billion spent to secure green infrastructure worldwide in 2015
This report tracks the growing popularity of an integrated water management approach that combines engineered “gray infrastructure” with “green infrastructure”. Access the full report and visit Forest Trends’ Watershed Connect portal to explore a comprehensive inventory of programs around the world.
Nature-based climate adaptation city design for Copenhagen wins Scandinavia’s biggest Architecture Award

A Copenhagen-based architectural firm won the award for a nature-based climate adaptation of Inner Copenhagen. The project averts flooding while creating a series of new green urban spaces. Construction will start in 2019 and finish in 2022. Find project details here.

Where can green infrastructure be most effective? Chicago uses sensors to evaluate green storm water solutions

A new pilot project by City Digital, a consortium of public, private and higher education entities, is testing the effectiveness of different green storm water projects using sensors and cloud computing. To learn more about this project, read the web article.
Call for Abstracts
World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017 - designing with nature

The World Green Infrastructure Congress will be held from 20-22 June 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The call for papers is now open until 31 January 2017. Access requirements and the program of the event here.
Featured Event
Disasters and green infrastructure feature at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017
Last week in Davos, WEF board members emphasized the need to re-develop global infrastructure in a resilient way. The meeting comes one week after the 12th Global Risks Report which highlighted environmental risks linked to extreme weather events and disasters as major drivers. Access the web article and the press conference in investment in sustainable infrastructure of the WEF 2017.
Scientific Corner
The science, policy and practice of nature-based solutions: An interdisciplinary perspective
In this paper, the authors analyse nature-based solutions (NBS) in relation to similar concepts and reflect on its relationship to sustainability as an overarching framework. Read the full article to learn their conclusions.
Job Vacancies

Organization: European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection DG (ECHO)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Closing date: 30 January 2017

Disaster Resilience GIS Database Intern

Organization: Group on Earth observations (GEO)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 30 January 2017

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Intern/Assistant to the Senior Regional Advisor – Americas

Organization: The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar)
Gland, Switzerland
Closing date:
27 January 2017

Population-Health-Environment Support Officers

Blue Ventures
Location: Tanzania or Sulawesi, Indonesia
Closing date: 27 January 2017
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News Writer: Natalia T. D'Alessandro
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