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Issue 262 - June 11 - 15, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout :  Podcast: Women, water and wetlands


Did you miss the Water Talk on women, water and wetlands from Wetlands International and Partners for Resilience at the European Development Days 2018? Don’t worry, you can hear the podcast from this website, or directly see the youtube video here.
The Maryland flooding is a warning
Recent flash flooding caused significant damage in Ellicott City, Maryland. According to this article, while climate change is making severe rain events like this more common, the lack of natural vegetation that could absorb excess runoff is being replaced by concrete and impervious surfaces, increasing communities' susceptibility to flooding. Read more here
54 cities with high drought risk: Water system knowledge and good governance are the solution
This article addresses the role of groundwater management to reduce disaster risks related to water shortages. Stimulating infiltration and the storage of water in the subsurface during wet periods can create excellent opportunities for retaining water during dry periods. Read the full article here
Are We Safe?
With the changing climatic conditions coupled with extreme events, Ghana looks towards being proactive in designing sustainable systems and interventions to meet these challenges. This article recognizes the role that ecosystem restoration plays in disaster risk reduction, presenting opportunities for the country to invest in nature based solutions following the example of other countries. Read more here
Coral Defense

To what extent can coral reefs dissipate the energy of shore-bound waves created by storms? This article describes a project studying how effective corals reefs are in mitigating wave velocity and storm surges.  Read more here
Upcoming Events
Getting ready for the Global DRR Platform in 2019
Preparations for the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 are proceeding! We would like to encourage the promotion of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction at the upcoming Regional Platforms: Outcomes of the Regional Platforms feed directly into the Agenda of the Global Platform in 2019.  

UNISDR has launched the Call for Organizing Teams to apply for Working Sessions at the GPDRR. PEDRR will be advocating for 2 Working Sessions: Integrated Risk Management, Ecosystems, Water-related Risks and The Role of Grey and Green Infrastructure in Reducing Disaster Risk

For more information, click here
4th Biennial Conference of the Southern Africa Society for Disaster Reduction

On 17-19 Oct 2018 Durban (South Africa) will host the fourth Biennial SASDiR Conference. The event will explore practices to reduce disaster risks following an interdisciplinary approach, from eco-system based disaster risk reduction, to socio-ecological resilience and media and communication in DRR. For more information visit the website here
Job Vacancies
Junior Climate Policy Analyst
Organization: NewClimate Institute
Location: Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Close Date: 30 June 2018

Chief of Party
Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)
Location: Nepal 
Close Date: 30 June 2018
Generalist HR
Organization: WWF
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Deadline for applications: 18th June 2018

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
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News Writer: Paola Fontanella Pisa 
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