ISET is proud to be part of the next phase of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, a five year commitment to promoting preventive action and flood resilience. The Zurich Insurance Group and the Z-Zurich Foundation launched their flood resilience initiative in 2012 as a way to apply the risk mitigation expertise of their specialists to the challenge of improving flood resilience worldwide. This private-sector organization teamed up with research institutes and NGOs and in 2014 won the well-recognized UNFCCC Lighthouse Activity award for their unique approach to flood resilience. Today, the program is helping more than 100 communities in nine program countries build resilience against flooding. This new phase of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance aims to replicate and expand previous efforts. More information can be found at www.zurich.com/en/sustainability/flood-resilience/.
Participating NGOs and humanitarian organizations include:
International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mercy Corps, Plan International, Concern, and Practical Action.
ISET-International will serve as a research partner alongside the Institute for Applied Systems and Analysis (IIASA) and the London School of Economics.
You can read more on ISET’s collaboration with the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance in these publications:
Prioritizing Recovery Spending: Lessons from the 2017 Peru Floods/Estableciendo prioridades para las inversiones de reconstrucción: Documento breve de Política
The PERC Manual Learning From Disasters to Build Resilience: A Simple Guide to Conducting a Post Event Review
A Post-Event Review of the October 2015 Floods in South Carolina: A Deep Dive into the Columbia and Charleston Areas
Urgent case for recovery: what we can learn from the August 2014 Karnali River floods in Nepal
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