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