Flood Monitoring

Research warns about the need to improve rainfall satellite portfolio

Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, monitoring  precipitation measurements from space (Source: NASA)

A joint study by Cornell University, Princeton University and The Aerospace Corporation found that the current portfolio of rainfall satellites is insufficient to meet information needs for global flood monitoring, and that further loss of satellites would dramatically worsen data coverage.

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SUPARCO: Monitoring floods of Punjab rivers from space

Floods in Pakistan observed by ESA's Envisat satellite in 2010 (Image: ESA)

The Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) of Pakistan announced that all rivers of Punjab will be monitored by satellites operated by SUPARCO. The aim is to receive updated information of flow of water in rivers and nullahs in order to monitor floods.

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Sudan: Connecting farmers with real-time flood management information

Sudan seen from Space by ESA's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer in 2004

In 2003, 2007 and 2013, Sudan was particularly harshly affected by flash floods that displaced hundreds of thousands of people. In order to better prepare and warn farmers of flood events, they need access to real-time information and they need to be able to exchange and apply the information.

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