Water is critical for sustaining all aspects of life and it is at the center of our need to better understand and address the impacts of climate change.
The pandemic provides an opportunity for Asia and the Pacific to undertake reforms that can make it more resilient.
Flash floods have increased and become more unpredictable, and their toll on lives and livelihoods is growing as well. There is much we still don’t know about how to manage floods, but there are key policy actions we can take now.
COVID-19 has triggered interest in swapping national debt for action on climate change adaptation.
It is time to establish partnerships and expand to a whole-of-society approach to cope with the disasters and crises that are increasingly threatening developing countries.
In many countries, new approaches to flood management are replacing traditional reactive measures.