The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to revise flood maps in New York City after an independent analysis – another sign that technology around flood risk is improving. In a joint statement released Oct. 17, FEMA and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said independent analysis used in an appeal of flood hazard maps for the city would be taken into consideration to draw new ones.
Based on the previous research findings about resilience, this study focused on the differences between resilience and adaptation from an agricultural drought case study in southern China. A conceptual variation between resilience and adaptation was explored to understand the distinction between resilience and adaptation. In fact, both are attributes of hazard-affected bodies and have connections and differences. Resilience pays more attention to the short-term response to loss (potential) during and post disaster, while adaptation places stress on system’s response to disaster risk before disaster, loss or impacts in- and after disaster in the long term in order to reduce vulnerability and enhance resilience. Land use and crop structure change, land policy change and labors turnover present the detailed differences between resilience and adaptation in the case study. Deficiencies of human resources, technology and policy in adapting to disaster risks were founded and discussed. This perspective would offer a way with greater potential in application of adaptation concept, especially in the process of integrated risk governance and regional sustainable development.
Data, research and OECD reviews on risk management including effective governance of large scale hazards and threats, shocks, risk prevention and mitigation, G20/OECD framework on disaster risk., Governing Effective Prevention and Mitigation of Disruptive Shocks
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has designated the City of Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, as a Role Model City of the Making Cities Resilient campaign for its flood risk management practices. These include plans to retain over a million gallons of stormwater runoff through green infrastructure.
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