Disaster prevention, risk management and climate change adaptation

We aim to reduce the risk and impact of disasters on the urban and rural poor. We do this by strengthening and capacity building for the protection of lives and livelihoods, and incorporating disaster risk management into development policies.

This work is concentrated on the following themes:

Building resilience to flooding

In March 2017 Peru suffered devastating floods and mudslides. More than 800 towns and cities declared a state of emergency. Practical Action’s teams working on flood resilience in Lima and the northern town of Piura reported significant damage to water and sanitation systems and major cr...

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Building flood resilience

Peru faces a range of natural hazards each year and the presence of the El Niño Phenomenon creates unique flood related challenges. To tackle these hazards the government of Peru introduced a new law in 2011, which outlines new responsibilities for local government to deliver on risk re...

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Addressing climate change

Practical Action has implemented pilot adaptation in seven regions of Peru, which have been validated methodologies, management tools and technologies according to each situation

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Housing and reconstruction

Peru has a population of almost 26 million people, concentrated mostly on the coast and to a lesser degree in the mountains and selva. An important sector of the population lives in areas with high seismic risk level

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Disaster risk reduction

The impacts of disasters on the poor have been increasing in the Andean region, mainly due to poor management of natural resources and the vulnerability, exacerbated in the absence of policies for prevention and risk reduction. The 57,000 disasters in the Andean countries between 1970 and ...

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