resilience

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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Fri, 04/25/2014

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

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

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Neipu

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Conference Hall, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology

Event Organisers: 

Australian National University (ANU)

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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

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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

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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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Wed, 02/05/2014

Latin American parliament sets focus for resilience laws

Floods in Bolivia seen from Space

Latin America is moving ahead on integrating

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Mon, 03/02/2014 - 10:37

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Mon, 02/03/2014

High level panel discusses useful data for disaster risks

Earth image taken by NASA satellite

The participants in the high-level panel “Perspectives on the Value of Earth Observation” on the last day of the tenth plenary session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-X) in Geneva last week, agreed that effective risk assessment and 

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Tue, 21/01/2014 - 13:15

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Training course on disaster resilience leadership

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Theme: 'Resilient leadership is critical to building effective

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Applicants should have: A bachelors degree Worked in an NGO in the field of disaster risk management and disaster risk reduction Worked in a job as Chief Director/Director or Senior officer in a critical national disaster institution Worked in a the media/private sector position that is closely linked to disaster response or disaster risk reduction Must have more than four years of work ahead of him before retirement

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Tuition Remarks: 

The course tuition, full board accommodation and reasonable transportation costs to and from the hotel venue would be covered by the University of Health and Allied Sciences and its foremost partner Tulane University.

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09/02/2014 to 15/02/2014

Venue City: 

Ho, Volta Region

Venue: 

University of Health and Allied Sciences

Event Organisers: 

University of Health and Allied Sciences, Strengthening Leadership in Disaster Resilience Program (SLDRP) (UHAS)

Co-organisers: 

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University (DRLA)

Makerere University (MAK)

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