This case study from Brazil tells the story of a municipality which was heavily affected by floods because people and authorities were unsufficiently prepared. DRR legislation was in force, risk information existed but the municipality did not allocate enough funds from its budget for preparedness.
This video from Vitoria, a city in Brazil, illustrates how poor waste management can dramatically worsen the impact of flooding and cause landslides. The local community council, with support from a local NGO and volunteers decided to tackle this environmental problem and turned the garbage dumps into healthy green spaces.
This video from Chile explains how local indigenous knowledge informs people in times of crisis and has ensured the safe evacuation of the Mapuche community when they were hit by a violent earthquake and tsunami in 2010.
This video shows how the local municipality has set up a DRR platform with true representation and participation of community members leading to joint project planning by local government and community.
This video from Paraguay shows how a local climate monitoring and early warning system was set up in a way that the climate information was understood by local communities and provided practical recommendations aimed at increasing people's resilience when facing weather related hazards.