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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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Gaza Strip: International Charter activated due to flood and storm

Satellite image shows the snow storm over the Gaza strip that caused floodings

On 17 December 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated, as requested by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to flood and a storm in Gaza Strip. Since 12 December, a winter storm, Alexa, has struck the Middle East causing days of snow and heavy rain. The, reportedly, worst storm of the region in over sixty years, has resulted in flooding in the Gaza Strip that has forced the evacuation of over 5000 people.

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Wed, 18/12/2013 - 09:01

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31

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34
Wed, 12/18/2013

International Charter activated for United Kingdom due to potential floods

Between the 5 and 6 December 2013 a powerful storm is forecast to hit the region

On 4 December 2013, the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” was activated, as requested by CCS, due to flood risk in the eastern coast of the United Kingdom. Between the 5 and 6 December 2013 a powerful storm was forecast to hit the region and cause widespread flooding along the coast, affecting as many as 3000 homes.

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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 10:31

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54

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-0
Fri, 12/06/2013

Oman: International Charter activated due to flood

One person has been reported killed in the flooding

Due to floods on Oman, USGS on behalf of National Civil Defense and Ambulance General Authority of Oman requested the activation of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters for 22 November 2013.

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Mon, 25/11/2013 - 12:50

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22

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56
Mon, 11/25/2013

China: UN-SPIDER Capacity Building for Flood and Drought Mapping

26 participants learned about Flood and Drought Mapping and Assessment.
26 participants learned about Flood and Drought Mapping and Assessment.

From 27-31 October 2013, the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office organized a capacity building programme in Beijing, China to strengthen the capacity of the countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. 26 participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam participated in the training.

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Fri, 01/11/2013 - 09:34

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40

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116
Fri, 11/01/2013

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0

ArcSWAT (Texas A&M University)

Myanmar: International Charter activated for floods

2 August 2013, the International Charter was activated

On 2 August 2013, the International Charter was activated by request of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational

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Mon, 05/08/2013 - 16:15

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17

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98
Mon, 08/05/2013

Japan: International Charter activated for floods

Satellite sees Japan

Due to unprecedented rainfall in Japan, the Asia

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Tue, 30/07/2013 - 08:16

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36

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138
Tue, 07/30/2013

International Charter activated for Hurricane Sandy

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated twice in the context of Hurricane Sandy - the largest Atlantic tropical storm system on record. UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA activated the mechanism on 29 October 2012 for Haiti. Hurricane Sandy tore through the Caribbean between 26-28 October, leaving a reported 51 dead in Haiti and another 15 missing.

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Tue, 13/11/2012 - 11:27

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Tue, 11/13/2012

Cameroon: Satellite imagery for floods in Logone et Chari

UN-SPIDER, upon the request of its National Focal Point in Cameroon, requested support through its network to acquire satellite imagery of the Kousseri area, Logone et Chari district, in the far North of Cameroon. The region is experiencing serious floods leaving tens of thousands of people homeless and causing heavy damages.

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Publishing Date: 

Wed, 24/10/2012 - 16:41

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Wed, 10/24/2012

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