Lessons Learned: The Expert Forum

Expert Forum on Lessons Learned about Lessons Learned About Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate Michael Glantz, et al. The reason for convening the Expert Forum is that many “lessons learned” have in fact only been “identified” without further evaluation or application. There are no preset criteria […]

El Niño Strikes Ethiopia

Ethiopia is suffering its worst drought in more than a decade, a condition exacerbated by El Niño, the water-warming phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean that has affected weather patterns and reduced rainfall levels across a large chunk of Africa, hitting Ethiopia particularly hard. More than 80 percent of […]

City bracing for El Niño winter rains

Sandbags, hotlines, clearing drainage channels among efforts By David Garrick | 4:23 p.m. Oct. 13, 2015 | Updated, 10:40 a.m. | Oct. 14, 2015 SAN DIEGO — From extra sandbags at all fire stations to more aggressive clearing of clogged drainage channels, San Diego city officials are gearing up […]