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KEY DIMENSION 5 - RESILIENCE TO WATER-RELATED DISASTERS SECURES LIVES, LIVELIHOODS, AND ECONOMIC ASSETS.

Key Dimension 5 Resilience to Water-related Disasters To build resilient communities that can adapt to change Resilience to water-related disasters secures lives, livelihoods, and economic assets. Urbanization and dlimate change pose unprecedanted challenges to sustainable davolopment in Asia and the Pacific. The region is the most vulnerable to water-related disasters, yet continues to be inadequately prepared. World Resilience to Water-Related Disasters 90% of the world's by Subregion (population-weighted) disasters are water- Index related, including floods, Central and West Asla 2.0 droughts, hurricanes, storm surges, and landslides. East Asla 2.0 Pacific 01.8 South Asla -018 Asia and Southeast Asla 01.9 the Pacific Advanced Economles 02.9 Disasters related to water have sharply incroased, particularly floods. 90% of the people affected by Challenges water-related disasters live in Asia. Most countries in the region have yet to Incorporate disaster risk reduction Into their public Investment planning. South Asia 175% of vulnerable urban populations In coastal zones Ilve in Asla. and the Pacific Although improved forecasting has reduced the These two subregions face the highest risk for water related disasters and have the lowest resilience. number of deaths from water-related disasters, the costs of flood disasters in the reglon have Increased over time, reaching estimated damages of over $61 billion In 2011. Actions to be Taken Save lives and economic losses by Investing in modern flood forecasting, effoctive oarly warning systems that reach local communities the last mile', and by sharing Information across national boundarles. Vision Reduce the cost of rehabilitation after disasters by Investing more in risk reduction and preparedness through a combination of Societies can structural and nonstructural solutions. enjoy water security when they successfully manage their water resources and services to build resilient communities that can adapt to change.

KEY DIMENSION 5 - RESILIENCE TO WATER-RELATED DISASTERS SECURES LIVES, LIVELIHOODS, AND ECONOMIC ASSETS.

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Urbanization and climate change pose unprecedented challenges to sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. The region is the most vulnerable to water-related disasters, yet continues to be inad...

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