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ICIMOD: Glacier Status Change over 30 years based on Landsat Data

Glacier loss over the last 30 years

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office in Nepal, ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development), released a publication that provides a comprehensive analysis of the status of glaciers in Nepal for the last 30 years based on Landsat satellite

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Fri, 23/05/2014 - 08:46

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Fri, 05/23/2014

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Fifth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The Fifth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is being organised, under the leadership of the African Union Commission at Abuja, Nigeria on 13 - 16 May 2014 to develop the Africa contribution to the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction to be considered at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and its Preparatory Committee meetings.

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9

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13/05/2014 to 16/05/2014

Venue City: 

Abuja

Venue: 

Transcorp Hilton

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction -Regional Office for Africa (UNISDR-AF)

Co-organisers: 

African Union (AU)

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

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Flood Risk Management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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This course introduces the participants to the state-of-the-art concepts and practices of flood risk management. It covers the European experience in managing floods and stresses in the use of the latest tools in flood risk management.

Course content

The course will introduce the basic concepts of flood risk management and the latest tools and techniques available in managing flood risk. Specific contents are:

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52

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The course is designed for current and future water professionals (engineers and scientists), decision-makers and others involved in flood modelling and flood management, particularly those who would like to be familiarise with the latest tools and techniques in flood risk management. Pre-requisites are knowledge about hydrology and hydraulics; some experiences with flood modelling/management is desirable but it is not a must.

Is a certificate Issued?: 

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Date: 

10/06/2014 to 27/06/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Sat, 10/05/2014

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office - IHE

Insitute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE)

Language of event: 

1

Bangladesh: ICIMOD trains youth in Earth Observation

satellite picture of Bangladesh, shows the sediment structure of the region

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies finished yesterday a SERVIR-Himalaya training event in

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Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:32

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Fri, 05/09/2014

Satellites show effects of long-term drought on the Congo rainforest

The studies analyzed the "greenness" of the Congo rainforest

A new analysis of data derived from various satellite sensors shows that Congo's rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has suffered from long-term drought over the past ten years.

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Tue, 29/04/2014 - 10:04

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5th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM 2014)

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The theme of the conference is "Building Disaster Resilient Communities".

The focus of the conference builds on opportunities through science and technology, political will and behaviour change to address current crises and reduce risks for future generations. Whilst knowledge about the nature and context of disasters has proliferated, many potential actions for integrated disaster reduction remain far from realised.

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43

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Date: 

30/10/2014 to 01/11/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Sun, 31/08/2014

Venue: 

Western University

Venue City: 

London, Ontario

Event Organisers: 

Integrated Disaster Risk Management Society (IDRiM)

Language of event: 

1

New GIS to be Launched by Vietnam in the Mekong Delta

Radar Image of Mekong Delta

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City National University is working in conjunction with southwestern provinces of Dong Thap, Soc Trang, Can Tho and Long An to integrate the region’s discrete  spatial databases into a unified platform designated as the Mekong Delta Geographic Information System (MDGIS).

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Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:59

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11

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107
Fri, 04/11/2014

Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Expo

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Thailand will be the proud host of the first ever ASIAN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION EXPO (ADRE) which will be held in Bangkok at the IMPACT exhibition Center, from 4-7 November. ADRE is fully supported by the Bangkok Administration and Bangkok Fire. The exhibition will comprise an Expo, Conference and Networking Event focused on one of the most important areas in the world today – natural and man-made disasters.

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14

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Date: 

04/11/2014 to 07/11/2014

Venue City: 

Bangkok

Venue: 

IMPACT Exhibition Center

Event Organisers: 

GML Exhibition Co., Ltd

Language of event: 

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Climate Change and resilient cities

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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This two-week course discusses how local authorities can respond and adapt to climate change, plan and implement solutions for environmental and natural resource challenges and promote more sustainable ways of development. Leading international experts and practitioners will share the latest insights on climate change adaptation and

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52

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4

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Tuition Remarks: 

This includes all training-related costs, as well as drinks, lunches, training materials and travel during the training programme. Travel to and from the Hague and accommodation is not included.

 

 

Date: 

29/09/2014 to 10/10/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 01/08/2014

Venue: 

The Hague Academy for Local Governance

Venue City: 

The Hague

Event Organisers: 

the Hague Academy for Local Governance

Language of event: 

1

International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

The mission of the IRI is to enhance society’s capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries. The IRI conducts this mission through strategic and applied research, education, capacity building, and by providing forecasts and information products with an emphasis on practical and verifiable utility and partnership.

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