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Understanding water as a commoner

I used to see water as something that flows down as I open a faucet. It is essential for life, for us. We need it […]

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Building with Nature project in Central Java inspires students, media and governments

Over the past 3 months, the Building with Nature project site in Demak District has been visited by several universities, media and government officials. The […]

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Building with Nature: scaling solutions to flood threats across Asia

With the impacts of climate change growing, Asia’s coastal areas are increasingly vulnerable to disasters such as floods, typhoons and tsunamis. In the run up […]

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Making Chennai climate-resilient: The Water as Leverage initiative

With nearly 70% of water being contaminated, India is placed at 120th amongst 122 countries. The water quality index according to Niti Aayogs composite water […]

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Mangroves: cost-efficient and risk-informed coastal defence infrastructure for Indonesia

“Making infrastructure more climate-resilient can have a benefit-cost ratio of about six to one. For every dollar invested, six dollars can be saved. This means […]

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Green Infrastructure is Critical Infrastructure – time for some guidance for National DRR plans

In May, leaders at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) agreed to capitalise on ecosystem-based approaches and leverage the complementarity across blue, green […]

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Innovative aquaculture experiment supporting mangrove recovery ready for wider uptake by farmers

Expanding shrimp aquaculture in South East Asia has been one of the main drivers of mangrove loss in the world. The PASMI project, which supports […]

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More than trees please! Reflections on the UN Climate Action Summit in New York

Entering the United Nations Headquarters you must walk across the Sustainable Development Goals set out as brightly coloured tiles across the forecourt, like some kind […]

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Blue-green infrastructure: from a single measure to city-wide network

Live from New York, it’s… the Building a Resilient Future event!! Consisting of a wide variety of sessions and side events, it was my honour […]

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In India, Nature’s Power Overwhelms Engineered Wetlands

In India, they call the state of Kerala in the country’s far south “God’s own country”.  That wasn’t how it felt last August, when monsoon […]