Governance and technology for flood risk reduction for Sava River basin countries
In 2014, the Sava River flooded dramatically killing 79 individuals, affecting 2.6 million people and causing 3.8 million euros in damages and losses across the basin. To learn from such an experience and improve future response to floods, UNESCO and the International Sava River basin Commission have scheduled a simulation workshop for the basin countries to foster a more fluid dialogue between riparian specialists and civil protection agencies.
UNESCO stands in solidarity with all the people affected by disasters worldwide. It operates at the interface between natural and social sciences, education, culture and communication playing a vital role in constructing a global culture of resilient communities.
UNESCO assists countries in building capacity to prevent disasters and manage climate risks and ability to cope with natural hazards. it provides a forum for intergovernmental cooperation as well as essential scientific and practical advice in disaster risk reduction.