IGAC, the Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, as part of the celebration of its 80 year anniversary, is presenting the sixth edition of the International Geomatics Week. This time the event will take place between 10 and 14 August of 2015 at the Wyndham Hotel Bogota, Colombia.
Due to heavy rains in the past week water levels of several rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina have risen. On 22 June water spilled out of the river beds in several municipalities, damaging land and residential objects across the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Republika Srpska and Br?ko district.
Heavy rainfall between 19 and 28 of January has caused flooding in southern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The vast water masses have severely affected the population in the municipalities of Trebinje, Popovo polje, Ravno, Neum and Svitava.
Extremely low temperatures and a shortage of gas are having a severe impact on the coping mechanisms of already vulnerable groups of the population. They are in need of heating and food since their financial resources have been spent on alternative heating.