What it's about:
In 2014, floods struck several countries in southeastern Europe, namely Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.
Now, a new project called "SEE URBAN – South East Europe Urban Resilience Building Action Network", financed by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has been launched.
SEE URBAN will bring together local government leaders and disaster risk reduction professionals from across the region to work towards reinforcing concrete infrastructure and equipment with functional networks of inter-municipal partnerships.
The two-year project will connect and formalise the inter-municipal networks to ensure that resilience professionals can know and mitigate shared risks and build capacities within the network.
Why it's noteworthy:
Just as the flood waters of 2014 in southeastern Europe crossed administrative lines of municipal jurisdiction, so too must efforts to alleviate the risk of future flooding come though connected and strengthened networks.
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