UNDRR: Water Management


Managing water resources, such as rivers and groundwater, can play a key role in reducing the death and destruction from future disasters, says UNDRR podcast released to celebrate World Water Day on 22 March.

Climate change causes some 90 percent of disasters, including floods and droughts, and as climate change intensifies, these water-related disasters will likely become more frequent and intense.

“We need to stop trying to manage disasters after they strike us,” says Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction and head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

“We need to start managing disaster risks by reducing them,” she says in the podcast.

The full episode ‘The Power of Water’ is available on the Common Ground podcast by Toposophy.