Eight Steps to Develop a More-Resilient Philippines

Nov 13, 2014 1:05 PM ET
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Eight steps to build a more-resilient Philippines

One year ago, Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as "Yolanda") struck the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 people and directly affecting 16 million others. It caused extensive damage to water systems, schools, hospitals, health facilities and other infrastructure. 

Working in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development on the Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability known as the “Be Secure” project, AECOM offers a unique perspective on the eight steps necessary to make the Philippines' infrastructure more resilient.

Check out AECOM's recommendation on eight steps to build a more resilient Philippines.

Learn more about AECOM's sustainability projects.


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