Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion Case Study – Pacific

HYDROLOGY SUPPORT FOR FLASH FLOOD EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS IN THE PACIFIC

The Pacific region is one of the most at risk from the impacts of climate change, particularly from extreme weather events such as cyclones and flash flooding. To build resilience, the Pacific Community identified an important area of work to better understand the potential likelihood and consequences of flash flooding and the role that hydrology can play to reduce these. The Australian Water Partnership has supported SPC and Alluvium Group to lead an activity over two years to strengthen flash flood early warning systems in the Pacific. The work integrated gender equality, disability and social inclusion principles across the activity, supported women in technical roles at the National Hydrology Services and involved stakeholder and community engagement that included diverse perspectives to inform flood EWS planning.

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