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Issue 203 - March 27 - March 31, 2017
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout
Using nature to transform disaster risk reduction: It starts with a 2-way dialogue
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) hosted a workshop in Fiji on 08-10 March 2017, in collaboration with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Ramsar Convention, bringing representatives from more than 10 pacific countries together to learn about how ecosystems can increase community resilience to disasters and climate change. Check out the full workshop report here.
Stormwater harvesting could help South Africa manage its water shortages
In 2016, South Africa experienced one of the worst droughts in decades. In order to mitigate impacts of water insecurity, the country is seeking an alternative source of water supply: stormwater harvesting. Stormwater harvesting is the collection and storage of rainfall run-off, making use of retention or detention ponds, which could help reduce flooding, which also protects ecosystems and reduces the reliance on dams and reservoirs. Check out the full article here.
How nature-based systems can slash wastewater 

Globally, over 80% of generated wastewater flows back into ecosystems untreated, contaminating water sources. Nature-based interventions, such as wetlands management, can reduce wastewater flow but also filter out water pollutants and mitigate flood risk. Learn more here.
Project Insights
Six years after the Great East Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan is finding ways to work with nature
In 2011, an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 struck near the northeastern coast of Japan, triggering a massive tsunami and a nuclear disaster. Since then, the Government of Japan has promoted multiple lines of defense to work with nature and manage disaster risk. However, the process of incorporating ecosystem-based measures has not been easy. To learn more about these challenges and how they are moving forward, click here
Scientific Corner
Reviewing evidence concerning catchment-based ‘natural’ flood management in the UK


This paper investigated the effectiveness of catchment-based ‘natural’ flood management in the UK from a natural science perspective. Researchers reviewed the scientific evidence on the impacts of natural flood management strategies and identified important evidence gaps for future research. Check out the full paper here.
Training of trainers course on Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa
Training of Trainers Course on Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa, co-organized by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), is now calling for applications. Taking place on 19-23 June, the course aims to develop a pool of trainers in West Africa region that are able to support the delivery of trainings on Humanitarian Assistance. The application deadline is 01 May 2017. You can apply here.
Job Vacancies
Biodiversity Coordinator
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Vientiane, Lao PDR
Closing Date: 09 April 2017
Senior Policy Advisor

Organization: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing Date: 07 April 2017

Humanitarian Affairs Officer (Programme Officer Disaster and Conflicts)- P4
Organization: United Nations Environment Programme
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Closing Date: 09 April 2017

For more info about the aforementioned job vacancies, please visit PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Senior Project Officer, Climate Advocacy
Organization: Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
Location: Bonn, Germany
Closing Date: 05 April 2017

Regional Programme Coordinator
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Burkina Faso, West Africa
Closing Date: 28 April 2017

National Consultant – Macro Economic Model for Climate Change
Organization: United Nations Development Programme
Location: Home-Based, Bangladesh
Closing Date: 09 April 2017

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News Writer: Ka Sik Tong
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