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.
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.
UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of
UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response. The practices deal with a variety of topics such as droughts, floods, agricultural monitoring or land degradation and include detailed information on the data and methodologies used as well as step-by-step instructions.
Recommended Practices on Space Technologies and Disaster
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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.