resilience

Africa: Joint statement on post-2015 Disaster Risk Reduction

Africa is the first region in the world to agree on recommendations for DRR

Africa is the first region to agree on a set of recommendations for the new UN global agreement on reducing disaster risk. At the closing day of the fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, the participants adopted a comprehensive statement with recommendations for the post-2015 Framwork for Disaster Risk Reduction which will be adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction on Sendai Japan, in March 2015.

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Mon, 19/05/2014 - 14:00

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UNISDR and Esri partner up to map disaster risk

resilient village was built in Bangladesh after Cyclone hit the coast

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) will collaborate with the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology provider Esri to make local communities more resilient. 

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Tue, 06/05/2014 - 10:33

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Afghanistan: International Charter activated due to floods

satellite images to track flooding in Afghanistan

The International Charter: Space and Major Disaster was activated on 29 April 2014 by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA. Heavy rain in northern Afghanistan caused flash flooding on 25 April, killed over 120 people and tens of thousands were evacuated.

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Fri, 02/05/2014 - 10:16

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Dubai Sat-2 is operational

satellite image of Dubai

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) of the United Arab Emirates announced that their DubaiSat-2 Earth Observation satellite is in orbit and fully operational.

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Fri, 25/04/2014 - 10:33

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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 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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New directions in post-disaster: Livelihoods, resilience and sustainablitiy

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This conference is taking place at a time when attention international attention is increasingly being focused on developing a successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action which will commence in 2015. The need for a successor to the Hyogo Framework is reinforced by continuing evidence of the significant challenges natural

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09/06/2014 to 12/06/2014

Venue City: 

Neipu

Venue: 

Conference Hall, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology

Event Organisers: 

Australian National University (ANU)

Co-organisers: 

Australian Research Council (ARC)

China - government, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan

National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST)

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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Livable cities forum 2014

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Set against the backdrop of the vibrant and picturesque City of Vancouver, the Livable Cities Forum will explore how to build healthy, sustainable, and economically resilient communities.

Learn from experts by attending your choice of high calibre plenaries, panel discussions, presentations, and workshops.

Explore the City of Vancouver through local study-tours and see how the City’s bold initiative, Greenest City 2020, addresses environmental challenges, supports the local economy, and fosters healthier people and places.

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02/04/2014 to 04/04/2014

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Vancouver

Venue: 

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Event Organisers: 

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

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Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

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The 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

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14/03/2015 to 18/03/2015

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Sendai

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  • Japan

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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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Simulation: Damages from Climate Change-related Coastal Flooding could rise

Satellite image of coastal flooding

A study conducted by the Berlin-based think-tank Global Climate Forum (GCF) with the support of the University of Southampton includes a comprehensive global simulation result on future flood damages to buildings and infrastructure in coastal flood plains. The researchers conclude that over the next couple of decades the financial damages from storm surge flooding may rise from $10-$40 billion a year to up to $100,000 billion per year.

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Wed, 05/02/2014 - 13:03

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