flood

Earth Observation of night time lights for flood risk management

River Nile and its Delta hosting two of the biggest cities in Egypt

Flood is one of the most common geohazards, which also costs most devastation to society. There are areas more vulnerable to floods, where measures are taken to mitigate the impacts, but further research is needed for identifying flood vulnerability in order to make communities in such vulnerable areas more resilient.

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Wed, 19/03/2014 - 15:10

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Wed, 03/19/2014

Open data: UK Environment Agency releases flood data to public

The UK Environment Agency decide to release flood-related data

The UK has been heavily affected by floods for months with peaks in February affecting thousands of people and companies.

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Tue, 04/03/2014 - 09:44

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Tue, 03/04/2014

UK Floods: Developers join to create flood-relief apps

ALI image of UK floods

More than 200 developers including from Google, Facebook and Twitter joined on February 16 to work on app improvements to help public responses to the UK floods. The event was hosted by Tech City UK.

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Thu, 20/02/2014 - 14:35

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Thu, 02/20/2014

Zimbabwe: International Charter activated for floods

Satellite image of Zimbabwe, taken by Envisat

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated on 7 February following the request of UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of OCHA Zimbabwe. The activation was due to flash floods caused by heavy rain.

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Fri, 07/02/2014 - 15:48

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-19

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Fri, 02/07/2014

Philippines: Government develops disaster early warning system

Satellite image shows floods in the Philippines

The Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines has developed an early warning system in order to keep the public informed of possible storm surges floods or landslides.

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Thu, 06/02/2014 - 13:41

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13

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Thu, 02/06/2014

United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on Space-based Information for Flood and Drought Risk Reduction

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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This year’s United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting on the Use of

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7

Date: 

05/06/2014 to 06/06/2014

Venue: 

UN Campus Bonn

Venue City: 

Bonn

Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Co-organisers: 

German Aerospace Center (DLR ), German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Secure World Foundation (SWF)

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Recommended Practices: Using Space Technologies for Disaster and Risk Management

4th Meeting of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices on 11 February 2013
Example of a Flood Map

UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of

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Short title: 

Recommended Practices on Space Technologies and Disaster

Publishing Date: 

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:00

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48

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16
Mon, 02/03/2014

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Paris: Efforts to make the city resilient to floods

Thermal image of Paris

The UN Office for

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Fri, 31/01/2014 - 09:17

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49

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Fri, 01/31/2014

International Charter activated for floods in Peru

MODIS real color image of the floodings in Peru, caught by Aqua satellite

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on 21 January 2014 for the flood event in Huancavelica, Peru.

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Wed, 22/01/2014 - 14:31

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-13

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-75
Wed, 01/22/2014

4th Meeting of the Global Flood Working Group at ECMWF

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The Global Flood Working Group is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, operational agencies and flood risk managers focused on developing efficient and effective global flood tools that can address these challenges. The goals of the group are (1) to develop and improve global flood forecasting and monitoring systems, (2) to deploy these systems in a global flood observatory tracking floods in near real-time, (3) to build a global flood record suitable for flood risk assessment and (4) to make these tools available to organizations and countries that need them.

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51

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Date: 

04/03/2014 to 06/03/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Wed, 15/01/2014

Venue: 

ECMWF, Shinfield Park

Venue City: 

Reading

Event Organisers: 

Global Flood Working Group

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

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