Hydro-climatic disasters in water resources management

Hydro-climatic disasters are responsible for the serious disruption of the functioning of a society or community and widespread human, material or environmental losses. These disasters and the communities exposed to them may be expected to climb with increased climate variability as a result of climate change. Tragically, the span of attention given to hydro-climatic disasters is often short, probably because the disaster events continue only for a short while, and as the memory of disaster events fades, so does the urgency for disaster risk reduction strategies. The main objective of this training material is to build the capacity of water managers and others to develop strategies for coping with hydro-climatic disasters such as floods and drought within the context of water resources management. An added expectation is improving the resilience of vulnerable communities

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