The pandemic coincides with the long rainy season in Kenya. Rain increases mosquito breeding sites, vector density and thus transmission of mosquito-borne diseases.
Communities prepare better for flood disasters when they have been actively involved in communicating information.
The findings point to how Australia's most important river system might be altered by future sea level rise.
Australian emergency services are using social media for a number of purposes during disasters. What they are not doing well is analysing social media data in real time to improve disaster management.
The disasters have come one after another. While they may not be entirely preventable, we can take many practical steps tailored to local needs and conditions to reduce the impacts on our cities.
'Leaky dams' and tree planting are useful against smaller floods, but they won't hold back the water after a major storm.
The unusual weather can be attributed to the Indian Ocean Dipole. This is the difference in sea surface temperatures between the eastern and western tropical Indian Ocean.
Floods will undoubtably wash pollutants into water reservoirs. Are we prepared enough to protect our drinking water?
Climate change affects power plants in Indonesia, eventually disrupting energy supply to consumers.
Indonesia's capital Jakarta will face escalating flood costs by 2050.
The Bureau of Meterology says persistent drought and record temperatures were a major driver of Australia's fire activity, and the context for 2019 lies in the past three years of drought.
Research on other natural disasters tells us there's a long road ahead for survivors of the current bushfire crisis – but there are some key lessons.
More than 300,000 homes have been built in areas of high flood risk since 1989.
Today's three-day weather forecast is as accurate as a 24-hour forecast in the 1990s. But floods are still particularly tricky to pin down.
With the promise of more periods of intense rainfall in years to come, what do we need to do to protect ourselves more from flooding in future?
Tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth have shown how important it is to integrate local information and resources with global scale forecasts and support.
Six months after huge floods swept Queensland we can start to appreciate the huge effect they had on native species.
The damage to the dam holding back a reservoir just a mile from the nearest town downriver should focus minds on ensuring civil infrastructure is maintained.
Canadian history and international relations theory gives us perspective on why co-ordinating flood management has proven so difficult in Canada and what can be done about it.
Artificial intelligence can help manage floods effectively, but decisions about which communities are protected require a human touch.