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UCLA geographers create a new way to measure river flows

New measurements method t suppliement flood warning systems

A team of geographers at University of California have developed a new approach to measure river flows from outer space. This approach relies exclusively on the measurements of a river's width over time, which can be obtained from freely available satellite imagery. "Our new method doesn't require access to the country or getting in the river to safely take measurements in the field," said Colin Gleason, lead author of the study and a doctoral student in geography in UCLA.

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Thu, 27/03/2014 - 08:57

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Heavy rain and floods in Brazil: International Charter activated

The flooding is taking place in the state of Rodonia on the border with Bolivia

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 21 March 2014 to provide satellite image products in support of the response efforts for floods in the northern regions of Brazil.

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Mon, 24/03/2014 - 10:13

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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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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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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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05/06/2014 to 06/06/2014

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UN Campus Bonn

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Bonn

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UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

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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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Recommended Practices on Space Technologies and Disaster

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Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:00

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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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