UR Caribbean took place May 27-31 in Barbados.
In a few weeks, hurricane season in the Caribbean will begin again. So, how can vulnerable countries cope with these disasters? One solution is incorporating disaster risk management principles into development planning. Identifying the countries’ disaster risk; working to reduce this risk; actively preparing for disasters; implementing disaster risk financing mechanisms; and reconstructing in resilient ways.
The Latin American and Caribbean Flood and Drought Monitor (LAFDM) allows you to animate spatial data information, visualize data, and download data in both space and time.
Website brings together forecasts from major centers, offers extensive information to promote understanding of the factors that contribute to these meteorological phenomena, which can have devastating consequences, and to help explain why different seasonal forecast models can produce different predictions.
This study considers and compares several of the most important factors contributing to coastal flooding in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) while accounting for the variations of these factors with location and time.
Under the theme "Producing Actionable Information", UR2014 convened 840 participants from more than 60 countries, representing 285 institutions that covered government agencies, the private sector, NGOs, research institutions, academia and civil society.