Upscaling community resilience through ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction in India

This case study highlights Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) interventions in India focused on integrating Eco-DRR measures on improved water management into local development plans and schemes (such as disaster, wetlands, and rural employment) through capacity-strengthening and participation of communities and local governments. The key risk being addressed within this context is how wetland degradation reduces community resilience against water-related hazards such as floods, droughts, and storm surges. To address this, the project aims to strengthen resilience of 60,000 women and men to water-related risks and national upscaling model for improved water management focusing in 3 key project sites: Tampara Wetland (Odisha), Kabartal Wetland (Bihar), and a northern dryland region in Gujarat.