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New Initiatives for Managing a Portfolio of Dams: Risk Management, Preparedness, Dam Safety, and Emergency Response

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Risk analysis, assessment of risks, and risk management are integral components of the Bureau of Reclamation’s dam safety decision making process.  Quantitative risk anayses, applied in a consistent manner, faciltate risk identification, improve the quality of decisions, and help prioritize actions resulting in the greatest reduction of public risk for the funds expended.  Safety of dams should be of the highest priority to help ensure the safety and reliability of dams to protect the downstream public. 

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Innovative Approaches to Managing Risks: The Livelihoods, Early Assessment and Protection (LEAP) Food Security and Early Warning System.

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The Livelihoods, Early Assessment and Protection (LEAP) project plays a fundamental role in Ethiopia by supporting the shift from managing weather-related disasters and disaster response to managing weather risks. It does so by linking climate and food security early warning, contingency planning, risk profiling and contingent finance to nationally-owned social protection programmes such as the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP). 

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Green Water Defense in East Asia

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Green Water Defense (GWD) is a balanced and adaptive philosophy and management approach which seeks to integrate natural forces and artificial interventions, and to balance incentive-based and supply-driven measures, with low footprints and externalities in sustainably managing water services and related climate risks (The World Bank, 2011).

  1. Water has to be managed as a precious resource, a service media and a potential risk factor totally in different forms, and in an integrated manner with other natural resources (land, environment), and its users —–Integrated total water management and water cycle management
  2. Water resources management needs to be guided by the principle of ‘live and build with nature’;
  3. Water development and management design should be right-based, productivity focused and oriented towards multiple functions and wins (productive, conservation and risk reduction);
  4. GWD requires a multi-stakeholder participation governance structure, and balanced demand side and supply-driven interventions, to tailor location-specific water management solutions.

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Risk management institution for groundwater resources.

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In the arid and semi-arid areas, the overexploitation of groundwater leads to the continuous drop of groundwater level, which will cause a series of ecological and environmental problems. The groundwater risk management (GRM) for sustainable development can effectively alleviate these problems.

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