Disaster and Climate Change

This theme addresses disaster and climate change and encompasses papers that:

  • Align drowning prevention to disaster management plans, strategies for climate change adaptation, and Disaster Risk Reduction agendas including the Sendai Framework.
  • Explore systematic approaches to assessing flooding risk and impact
  • Present strategies to build agency and community capacity to respond during flood emergencies
  • Outline best practice in systems and techniques of swift water rescue
  • Explore preparedness against flood or coastal inundation impact (early warning systems, country/ regional warnings)
  • Impact of extreme weather on drowning and drowning prevention
  • Address community-based preparedness and resilience