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World Water Day – How we can ensure resilience of our water supplies
How does water fit into your life and your business? Have you thought about where your water comes from, or where is goes when you’ve used it? More importantly, do you think about what might happen if it didn’t arrive as you expected, or if more appeared than you could cope with? Have you considered the daily essentials that you, your business or your supply chain rely on that simply wouldn’t be there without water?
If we’re honest, it’s difficult to think of anything we make or consume that isn’t dependant on this resource that too often we take for granted.
As a provider of vital infrastructure and water services we need…
The disaster recovery plan and disaster recovery strategy
The main aim of IT disaster recovery planning is to generate a detailed recovery plan that can be executed upon in the case of an unforeseen outage…
Asia-Pacific countries identify priority action to build resilience of agriculture to natural disasters
With the number of hydro-meteorological events such as storms, floods, heat/cold wave, droughts, on the rise due to a changing, warming climate, the world also witnesses a rise in frequency of natural disasters. Of the total damage and loss caused by natural hazards in developing countries between 2003 and 2013, 22 percent occurred in the agricultural sector, according to data by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
Representatives of governments and the academic and development communities in the Asia Pacific region gathered last week in Hanoi to craft priority actions addressing the vulnerability of food and agricultural systems to natural disasters. Organized by the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the conference aimed to “identify priority actions and the ways forward for the agriculture sectors to proactively implement the four priority…