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Issue 184 - Month November  1- 4, 2016
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Featured Publication 
Environmental Lessons from the Great  East Japanese Earthquake
Ecological Impacts on Tsunami and Coastal Ecosystems is the first book volume of its kind to examine the environmental impacts of the Great East Japanese Earthquake, one of the greatest disturbances in the past 1000 years. The study presents how coastal ecosystems were affected by the earthquake and the actions taken to address the impacts on these ecosystems. Follow the link.
Featured Blog 
Green Infrastructure: Protect your ocean front with a coral reef 
Coastal engineers and developers are often hard-pressed to find new ways to protect constructed infrastructure. This blog looks at how coastal ecosystems, such as coastal vegetation and coral reefs, offer tangible benefits in the planning stages of infrastructure development, including protecting the construction from storm risk, enhancing ecological biodiversity and social-economic outputs such as incomes for coastal communities. Click here.
      © CII 2016 
Policy brief on scaling-up implementation of ecosystem-based approaches to DRR and adaptation.
The PLACARD Network has released a policy brief on methods for improving implementation of ecosystem-based approaches to DRR and climate change adaptation. The brief highlights stakeholder knowledge gaps and policy recommendations. Click here
Upcoming Event
Horizion 2020 Information Day
The European Commission’s research and information programme, Horizon 2020, are opening calls for Eco-DRR proposals for the “Info Day and Brokerage” event, in Brussels, Belgium, on the 08 December. Proposals should be submitted on:  “Nature-based Solutions for Hydro-Meteorological Disaster Reduction.” Registration details and specific conference information is now accessible. Follow the link for more info.
Project Insight
Road to resilience in Bangladesh 
Shyamnagar in Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable coastal sub-districts in the country for seasonal storms. This project, by the Mangroves For the Future Initiative, is designed to rehabilitate mangroves to  build the resilience of Shyamnagar communities from storm threats while simultaneously creating opportunities to diversify livelihoods. Follow the link.

  © Mangroves for the Future 2016
Scientific Corner 
Tidal river management in the southwest delta of Bangladesh. 
The south-west coastal delta of Bangladesh is one of the most dynamic ecological deltas in the world and one of the most vulnerable to storms. This article analyses the socio-economic aspects of tidal river management, a concept based on controlled tidal flooding, which has received increasing attention among water professionals in Bangladesh and globally Click here.

   © IUCN 2016 
Job Vacancies
Global Security Coordinator
Organization: Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
Location: London, UK
Closing date: 16  November

Emergency Preparedness Intern
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Location: New York, USA
Closing date: 27 December

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Project Coordinator Water and Climate Change Program
Organization: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Amman, Jordan 
Closing date: 25 November

Environmental Affairs Geneva
Organization: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 8 December
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News Writer: Lawson Brunnock   
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