INTEGRATE FLOOD AND DROUGHT DISASTER RISK REDUCTION STRATEGIES
In an article published by CNDS fellows, Johanna Mård, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Maurizio Mazzoleni, Elisa Savelli, Claudia Teutschbein (Uppsala University), Nina von Uexkull (Stockholm University) and their colleagues, examples of: (a) how flood or drought DRR measures can have (unintended) positive or negative impacts on risk of the opposite hazard; and (b) how flood or drought DRR measures can be negatively impacted by the opposite hazard are shown. The study identifies also key challenges for moving towards a more holistic risk management approach.
DON'T BLAME THE RAIN
Sociohydrology has advanced understandings of water related phenomena by conceptualizing changes in hydrological flows and risks as the result of the interplay between water and society. CNDS fellows, Elisa Savelli, Maria Rusca, Giuliano Di Baldassarre (Uppsala University) and Hanna Cloke (University of Reading), propose an interdisciplinary approach that draws on politi-cal ecology perspectives to combine sociohydrological insights with analyses of social power and of the ways in which different social groups distinctively interact with water systems.
FLOODS, DROUGHTS AND THEIR INTERACTIONS WITH HUMAN SOCIETIES
A review of 124 global and free datasets allowing spatial (and temporal) analyses of floods, droughts and their interactions with human societies has been conducted by CNDS Fellows, Sara Lindersson, Johanna Mård, Giuliano Di Baldassarre (Uppsala University) and their colleague. The article highlights the unprecedented opportunities associated with these global datasets for the study of water-related disasters in the Anthropocene and discusses the challenges associated with their exploitation.
EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATE EVENTS IN NORTHERN AREAS
CNDS Project Coordinator, Johanna Mård (Uppsala University) and her colleagues, have published a review of work on various types of extreme events in northern high latitudes, addressing (1) the evidence for variations and changes based on analyses of recent historical data and (2) projected changes based primarily on studies utilizing global climate models. Research priorities identified on the basis of this review include greater use of high-resolution models and observing system enhancements that target extreme events.