Anita Van Breda
COMMUNITY RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF FUTURE FLOODS
For communities to prepare for and manage flooding, a range of institutions and actors must innovate together to adapt and build resilience. In collaboration with The Shore Line we have developed a guide that features video profiles of engineers, artists, organizers, architects, biologists, and youth educators who address flooding through innovative community initiatives. These Shore Line videos are organized to complement our Natural and Nature-Based Flood Management: A Green Guide (also known as the Flood Green Guide) developed by World Wildlife Fund in partnership with the United State Agency for International Development. These short videos showcase examples of the ways that communities can work together to confront future flood threats.
The Flood Green Guide (link below) is a resource for engineers, community members and those responsible for flood management. The guide emphasizes how natural and nature-based methods can work in combination with non-structural and, if needed, hard engineering methods to minimize flood risk while maximizing flood benefits and the co-benefits of natural and nature-based features. The guide also presents information to assist with decision making in the development of flood management plans.
The Shore Line is an online documentary that features interactive maps, futurist flood views and 43 short films of individuals in urban cities and remote islands taking actions towards a more safe and secure future.
We believe that if used in tandem, these two resources can facilitate and support community involvement in addressing flooding, rising seas and other disasters.
Disclaimer: The “Community Resilience in the Face of Future Floods” guide is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.
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