Buenos Aires’s Resilience Journey
Buenos Aires is the political, economic, and institutional heart of Argentina. However, the city faces growing challenges from social and economic inequality. Buenos Aires’s informal settlements now house over 250,000 residents, while the gap between rich and poor in employment and life expectancy continues to widen.
Changing weather patterns over the last 50 years have resulted in increased heavy rainfall and flooding, which cause significant physical and economic loss. Flooding puts more pressure on Buenos Aires’s urban infrastructure, which can cause power, water, and telephone outages that hamper recovery. The city has acted by developing a new Hydraulic Planning Master Plan, with significant investments in the urban drainage system, while a Hydrometeorological Monitoring Network aims to increase preparedness and reduce emergency response times.
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