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Community Stories – RITA Program

  Resilience in the Americas (RITA) is implemented by Red Cross National Societies in 8 countries in Latin America, with technical support from the American Red Cross. The focus of the program is to work alongside communities to strengthen their resilience in face of disasters. At the same time, RITA is also designed to strengthen …

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Nepal Urban Housing Sector Profile

Based on research by a team of Nepalese and international experts, this report carries out an analysis of five key elements related to urban housing and settlement – land, basic services, housing finance, building materials and construction technologies, and labour. It gives an assessment of how these components are governed by policy, institutional and legal …

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Azerbaijan: Feeling the pulse of water

This documentary has been produced by IOM Mission in Azerbaijan, with the financial support received from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), within the “Kahriz Rehabilitation Project”. It features the project implementation process with various positive impacts brought to the rural communities in Azerbaijan, along with the demonstration of the kahriz history, structure and renovation works. …

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Powering Progress: Smart Infrastructure and The Future of Cities: Massoud Amin at TEDxUMN

Massoud Amin witnessed the 1977 NYC blackout, the 9/11 tragedies near DC, and the collapse of the I-35W bridge. He works on enabling smart, secure and resilient infrastructures. He leads extensive projects in smart grids and is considered the “father of smart grid.” He holds the Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair in Technological Leadership at the University …

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Making Infrastructure Disaster-Resilient

Making infrastructure resilient to natural disasters is a daunting challenge, not least because of the vast area of coverage that includes transport, electricity, water supply and sanitation, and buildings and other structures. Resilience refers to a system’s ability to anticipate, absorb, and recover from a hazardous event in a timely and efficient manner (IPCC 2012). …

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Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy

This paper outlines the infrastructure resilience strategy of the Australian government. It examines a wide range of key issues including networks, supply chains, shared risk, cross-secotral approaches, and knock-on effects. Commonwealth of Australia 2010 Online version of report http://www.tisn.gov.au/Documents/Australian+Government+s+Critical+Infrastructure+Resilience+Strategy.pdf