Canada – Trudeau Announces $11.4 Million in Flood Protection Funding

The climate crisis is driving extreme weather events in communities from coast to coast to coast. As these events become more frequent, more severe, and more damaging, they threaten our health and safety and disrupt local economies. With three major floods over the past 11 years, residents in Fredericton and the surrounding area have faced the … More Canada – Trudeau Announces $11.4 Million in Flood Protection Funding

ACT Alliance Regional Alert: South Asia Floods

More than 12 million people are affected by heavy rains, landslides and flooding brought about by monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. Myanmar has also been affected. Some areas are still inaccessible because of the floods and landslides. There are about 152 deaths across the region. India has more than 10 million people affected … More ACT Alliance Regional Alert: South Asia Floods

UK Gov – Environment Minister Launches Major Hull Flood Alleviation Scheme

Construction of one of the biggest flood defence schemes in the country was officially launched by the Environment Minister in Hull Thursday 16 May 2019 Dr Thérèse Coffey visited the city to mark the start of work on the Environment Agency’s Humber: Hull Frontage Flood Defence Improvements. The £42 million investment in the city will … More UK Gov – Environment Minister Launches Major Hull Flood Alleviation Scheme

Coral Reef Barriers Provide Flood Protection for More Than 18,000 People and $1.8 Billion Worth of Coastal Infrastructure and Economic Activity Annually

Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released the findings of a new, in-depth study titled “Rigorously Valuing the Role of U.S. Coral Reefs in Coastal Hazard Risk Reduction,” – funded in part by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Insular Affairs – demonstrating annual benefits of coral reefs including a flood-protection barrier for more than 18,000 coastal … More Coral Reef Barriers Provide Flood Protection for More Than 18,000 People and $1.8 Billion Worth of Coastal Infrastructure and Economic Activity Annually

Request For Red River Valley Flood Protection to be Included in President’s FY2020 Budget

US Senator John Hoeven recently spoke with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Deputy Director Russ Vought, urging for the inclusion of the Red River Valley’s flood protection project in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget request. The senator stressed the significance of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issuing a permit for the project … More Request For Red River Valley Flood Protection to be Included in President’s FY2020 Budget

Disasters Could Cost Asia-Pacific Region $160 Billion Per Year by 2030, UN Warns

Economic losses to disasters in Asia and the Pacific could exceed $160 billion annually by 2030, the United Nations development arm in the region warned on Tuesday (24.4.18), urging greater innovation in disaster risk financing. The need is all the more pressing given that only eight per cent of region’s losses are insured, said the … More Disasters Could Cost Asia-Pacific Region $160 Billion Per Year by 2030, UN Warns

Flood scheme boost with £36m of funding in England

Communities across England will benefit from enhanced flood protection From Hull to Bath and Wolverhampton to the Wirral, communities up and down England are set to benefit from a government cash boost that will protect thousands of homes from flooding, enhance the environment and bolster economic growth and tourism. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has today (Tuesday, … More Flood scheme boost with £36m of funding in England

Mitigating Effects of Flooding in Manila

Earlier this year, the Philippine government had sought financing for a $500-million flood control project in Metro Manila. According to an article on Inquirer.Net the said project would include “constructing new and modernising existing selected pumping stations and their supporting infrastructure; improving solid waste management practices within the vicinity of drainage systems served by the selected pumping … More Mitigating Effects of Flooding in Manila