floods

Lasting floods in Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone

Mapping floods in Nigeria using Sentinel-1 satellite images (Image: International Water Institute).

Due to heavy seasonal rain falls within the last months, Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone have been affected by floods. Overall more than 300,000 people have been impacted and 39 casualties reported. 

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Lun, 26/10/2015 - 14:15

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Satellite imagery to compare extreme rainfalls events from the last year in Sri Lanka

Accumulated rainfall September 2014 and 2015; and Rainfall events from 21 – 30 Sept

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) released some imagery from the satellite rainfall estimates for the current flood disasters in Sri Lanka.

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Jeu, 01/10/2015 - 22:37

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IWMI project to enhance flood insurance for India's farmers

Bihar is the most flood prone state in India (Image: NASA)

The International Water Management Institute, UN-SPIDER’s regional Support Office, organised together with the CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) a day long workshop in Patna, India, to present a new project on the development of the Index‐Based Flood Insurance (IBFI) on August 1.

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Jeu, 06/08/2015 - 11:38

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Urban flood management and disaster risk mitigation

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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This course introduces current theory and practice of flood risk estimation and modelling of floods in urban areas.

Course Content/Topics:

- Urban Development planning and asset management

- Urban hydrology and climate change

- System performance assessment

- Flood risks

- Supporting technologies

- Flood risk estimation and management

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Date: 

20/04/2015 to 08/05/2015

Date limite d’enregistrement: 

Ven, 20/03/2015

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Delft

Pays d’Accueil: 

  • Netherlands

Organisateurs de l’événement: 

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office - IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE)

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High Impact Weather - Event Week 2014 (EUMeTrain)

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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High Impact Weather

Experts from European, American and Near-East National Weather Services will provide an insight into the challenges of forecasting critical weather events such as storms, avalanches and floods. What uncertainties do forecasters encounter when dealing with high impact weather? How can they warn people and how long is the lead time?

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The training is free of charge.

Date: 

08/09/2014 to 12/09/2014

Date limite d’enregistrement: 

Lun, 08/09/2014

Organisateurs de l’événement: 

EuMeTrain

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Myanmar Fire Service Department

Fire is the most frequent

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