Foundations for Change

Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance Phase II - Lessons from Year 2

Phase II of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (the Alliance) was launched in July 2018. Year 1, from July 2018 – June 2019, largely focused on setting up the internal systems and structures to achieve our broader objectives. To learn more about the Alliance and how we are set-up, please see our report, Foundations for Change: Lessons from Year 1.

In Year 2, from July 2019 – June 2020, Alliance organisations started to implement resilience programming in communities and move forward with influencing policy and spending in the flood resilience, disaster risk reduction, disaster risk management, and climate change adaptation arenas. In this report we review the progress made towards Alliance objectives over the course of Year 2, where we stand relative to our goals, and what we have learned about building flood and multi-hazard resilience as a result of grappling with the COVID-19 crisis. The information included in this annual report has been gathered from the second year of outcomes-based monitoring and reporting by all Alliance organisations, complemented by interviews with Alliance members. 


The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (2020). Foundations for Change: Lessons from Year 2. Colorado, USA: ISET-International.

Funded by:

The Z Zurich Foundation

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is a multi-sectoral partnership focusing on finding practical ways to help communities in developed and developing countries strengthen their resilience to flood risk. Find out more: and 


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