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Issue 170 - Month July 25 - 29, 2016
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
6th International Disaster and Risk Conference
IDRC Davos 2016 "Integrative Risk Management - Towards Resilient Cities"
 Held in Davos, Switzerland, the 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference  IDRC Davos 2016  will be organized from 28 August - 01 September 2016. IDRC   Davos is the world’s leading conference on Integrative Disaster and Risk Management, with high level panels, parallel and poster  sessions as well a networking and advocacy opportunities. UNEP and PEDRR partners are organizing a Special Session on ‘Urban Planning for Disaster Risk Reduction: Role of an Ecosystem Based Approach’ with presentations from experts on Eco-DRR/CCA. For details
Featured Blog
To plant or not to plant
The role of mangroves to reduce the risk of storm surges and typhoons is now widely-recognized, resulting in multiple initiatives to restore mangroves. However, mangrove restoration projects often lack the appropriate technical expertise, resulting in poor results and negative impacts on the local communities and surrounding ecosystems. In this blog, Bregje van Wesenbeeck of Deltares describes the mangrove restoration project in Central Java which applied a different approach called Ecological Mangrove Restoration (EMR). EMR promotes the natural regeneration of mangroves and avoids artificial mangrove plantation. Read more

©Bregje van Wesenbeeck
Sri Lanka Prime Minister: Mangroves curb climate threat
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister states that the role of mangroves in carbon sequestration is vital for fighting against climate change. On World Mangrove Day on 26 July, Sri Lanka's President opened the world's first mangrove museum at Pambala,Chilaw. The museum will serve as a hub for conservation training for adults and educating children about the value of mangroves. Read more
Tacloban, Philipines: Disaster proofing the city through nature-based and engineered solutions
The city of Talcoban, Philippines, together with Dutch engineers and multiple stakeholders, are restructuring its coastal protection after typhoon Yolanda. This initiative fosters integrated nature- based and infrastructure measures, including mangrove restoration, beach replenishment, sand dune management as well as elevated embankments and special protection for roads, promoting “Building with Nature and Eco-engineering”. To read more about this initiative click here. Watch the video link

© Royal HaskoningDHVBregje
Urban DRR and Resilience
The Swiss NGO DRR Platform is organizing an event on ‘Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Urban Resilience’ from 6 – 8 December 2016 in Thun and in Berne, Switzerland. Registration  will start from September. The event attracts Swiss and international experts on DRR and CCA, civil society, governments, private sector and research communities to promote dialogue, knowledge sharing and networking. Read more
2016 African Ecosystem Service Partnership Conference
Focusing on “Ecosystem Services for SDGs in Africa”, the event will bring together 250 experts, students, policy makers, and the private sector from the African region. A thematic session on ‘Enhancing Ecosystem Services by Managing Soil for Water’ hosted by IWMI will discuss Eco-DRR and EbA. Read more
Job Vacancies
Organisation: UN Water
Location: New York,USA
Closing Date: 7 August 2016
Location: Unspecified
Closing Date: 10 August 2016

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Chief Technical Advisor
Organisation: ADPC
Location: Yangon Myanmar
Closing Date: 7 August 2016

WASH specialist
Organisation: UNICEF
Location: Amman,Jordon
Closing Date: 8 August 2016
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News Writer: Aditi Khodke
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