New World Bank response to flood and drought risk management

2 August, 2021

Over the last two decades, at least 1.65 billion people have been affected by floods and 1.43 billion by droughts. The economic and social costs have been enormous.

A new report from the World Bank offers a new perspective – an “EPIC Response” to better manage hydro-climatic risks. “EPIC Response” stands for: “Enable, Plan, Invest, Control”, which will help national governments to respond to and have a greater impact on managing flood and drought risks.

  • Download the full report and explore the issue here.