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Responding to flooding - improving the preparation and response [WP940]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • How well prepared are countries, particularly developing countries, to respond to the predicted increase in wind, storm and flood as a result of climate change?
  • What lessons have been learnt from recent best practice in both developing and developed countries to provide an improved immediate response through preparedness, rescue and the early recovery phase?
  •  What progress is being made in preparedness at national, regional and international level?
  • How can the resilience of affected communities, which is at the core of any response, be improved and the needs of affected communities best met?
  • What progress in implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) in relation to floods?
  • What role for insurance?

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