This manual provides operational guidance on how to manage the risk of floods in a transforming urban environment and changeable climate. It argues for a strategic approach, in which appropriate measures are identified, assessed, selected and integrated in a process that both involves and informs the full range of stakeholders. This integrated approach includes: the construction of drainage channels, incorporating “urban greening” such as wetlands and environmental buffers; the creation of flood warning systems; and improved land planning to counter the effects of potential flooding. The guidebook also advocates for a more cohesive information dissemination system involving web-based flood reports and accessibility to hydrological and hydro-meteorological data and for cooperation from various sectors of government, the public sector, civil society, and other organizations.

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Organization: WB, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

Topics: Environment, Urban, Water, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Risk Reduction/Management, Governance – Territorial and Local

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2012

Language: English