The 2010 World Disasters Report (WDR) focuses on urban risk in the context of a world which is urbanizing rapidly, where over half the world’s population now live in cities for the first time and more people than ever before live in slums.

This paper is a joint review undertaken to identify opportunities and implications for early warning systems in the light of changing climate.

The main objective of this report is to strengthen understanding of climate-related risks and impacts in coastal megacities in developing countries using case studies of three cities that are different in their climate, hydrological, and socioeconomic characteristics.

Manisha Jha

NEW DELHI: With the delay in the Commonwealth Games-related construction projects slowing down their work, the horticulture departments of the city's civic bodies are now racing against time in their efforts to give the Capital a

With days left for the Ganesh festival, the BMC

NEW DELHI: Non-government organisation Hazards Centre on Wednesday released a study titled “Heritage games: Cleaning up the debris” zeroing in on the enormous financial and socio-environmental impact of the upcoming Commonwealth Games on Delhi.

The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has decided to carry out the green drive more smartly. The authority had decided to plant such tress which would not require much water and maintenance. Plants like sheesham (dalbergia sissoo), neem (azadirachta indica) and karanj (pongamia pinnata) would be planted throughout 3,000 km region of Jaipur soon.

The unbridled growth of Coimbatore threatens the Nilgiri ecosystem
Sanjeev Sanyal /  August 11, 2010, 0:42 IST

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday launched a youth portal under the Bhagidari scheme of the Delhi Government for channelising the energy of the youth towards the 11-point agenda of development envisaged for the Capital city by her.

Speaking at the launch, Ms. Dikshit said the portal will prove to be an effective bridge between young people and policy makers.


Pune A day after the environment status report (ESR) of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) stressed for protection of hill top s and slopes, Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar refrained from making any comments on efforts being made to allow limited development as against the complete reservation of biodiversity park as proposed in the development plan.