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Issue 282 - October 22 - 26, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and The Nature Conservancy team-up to protect world’s most vulnerable coastal communities

IFRC released a new report citing increasing exposure to sea level rise and hurricanes in coastal areas and the positive impacts of nature-based risk reduction measures. In 2017 The Nature Conservancy and IFRC launched the project “Resilient Island” which advocates the use of coastal habitats to reduce risk. Read the full report here. 
Nature can help us deal with water disasters
The increasing frequency of droughts and extreme floods have severe impacts on development, resulting in displacement, economic loss and infrastructure damages. This year`s UN World Water Development Report puts a spotlight on the role of “green infrastructure” and the advantages of combining “grey” and “green” infrastructure for disaster risk reduction. Read more here. 
Kerala floods: From the eyes of wetlands
Devastating floods in August caused high economic losses and affected many people in the state of Kerala, India. Wetlands International has released an article on how wetlands can moderate water flows and how reduction of wetlands has increased disaster risks. Read the whole article here
How can we restore marine ecosystems? Perspectives and tips from global experts

The Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) interviewed five global marine ecosystem experts to understand the benefits of restoring marine ecosystems such as saltmarshes, reefs and mangrove forests. Read the full interview here. 
Scientific Corner
Ecosystem-based water security and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Published in the scientific journal Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, this new paper features the greatest threats of water security and explains how ecosystem-based solutions can help manage sustainable water supply. A comparative analysis with technical measures discusses the costs of installation and maintenance and their impact on the environment. Read the full paper here
Call for submission
ICLEI Resilient Cities 2019
The 10 years’ anniversary of ICLEI Resilient Cities plans a special edition with a 360-degree view on urban resilience. The theme “innovation for resilience” will encompass the topic of resilient and adaptive infrastructure, including nature-based solutions and eco-mobility. Submit your contributions to the programme here.

Upcoming event
ESP Regional Conference - Africa 2019


The Ecosystem Service Partnership (ESP) organizes next year`s conference under the theme "Management of Ecosystem Services for Nature Conservation and Human Wellbeing in Africa" and draws attention to the role of ecosystems in protecting local livelihoods and communities. The conference will take place from 4 – 8 February 2019 in Togo, Africa. Register for the event here
Job Vacancies
Consultancy: Evaluation of emergency WASH project in Ethiopia
Organization: Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)
Location: Home-based with short trip to Ethiopia
Closing date: 29 October 2018

Working Group 1 Chapter 8 Chapter Scientist, IPCC
Organization: IPCC
Location: Toulouse, France; remote possible
Closing date: 15 November 2018
Forest Restoration Project Manager
Organization: Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Location: Fort Collins, USA
Closing date: 31 October 2018

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News Writer: Nicole-Karolina Rokicki
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