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Flood Early Warning and Early Action System (FEWEAS) mobile app helps predict flooding

Flood Early Warning and Early Action System (FEWEAS) Citarum app screenshot. Image: FEWEAS Citarum.

A new mobile phone application provides early warning and early action information related to the Citarum River Basin in Indonesia. FEWEAS Citarum can be downloaded for free on Android and iOS phones and is expected to help the authorities with the

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New research report suggests methods for mapping multiple climate hazard risks in South Asia

Report on Mapping Multiple Climate-related Hazards in South Asia

Countries experience multiple climate-related risks that vary spatially and in time, with the combined impact of such risks carrying severe consequences for the population.

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Science for future peace and development

On 10 November, UNESCO and the world celebrated the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015 (Image:Creative Commons).

On 10 November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrated the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015, launching the 2015 UNESCO World Science Report.

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International Charter activated for Cyclone Chapala in Yemen

Cyclone Chapala over the Gulf of Aden (Image: NASA).
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Thu, 05/11/2015 - 14:36

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Climate change increases risk of floods in delta cities

Parts of land lost to the sea along the last four decades (Image: Zachary Tessler/USGS and NASA)

Sea-level rise is increasing the risk of flooding in coastal deltas, a recent study has shown. Global datasets help estimating how and where delta flood risk will be higher.

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Thu, 13/08/2015 - 11:29

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International Charter activated for flooding in northern Vietnam

Heavy rainfall in Vietnam between October and November 2008 (Image: NASA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for flooding in Vietnam on 30 July at 16:00 (UTC+02:00). The mechanism was triggered by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN ESCAP.

The torrential rain that the northern area of Vietnam has experienced, the heaviest in forty years, started on 26 July and has caused the inundation of thousands of homes and left at least 17 dead.  

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Fri, 31/07/2015 - 09:55

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Computer models forecast substantial El Nino event

The first wave of January 2010 El Nino storms (Image: USNRL)

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology predicted that at the end of this year a strong El Nino effect can bring extreme weather around the world. Computer models based on satellite and meteorological observation data made this prediction.

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International Charter activated for flooding in northern India

Damages caused by floods in North India (Image: European Commission)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to support response efforts in Jammu and Kashmir State with satellite-based maps.

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Thu, 02/04/2015 - 10:19

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Brazil: International Charter activated for flooding in Rio grande do Sul

Aerial view of Rio grande do Sul during a previous flood occurred in 2009

On 4 July 2014, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated at the request of the Brazilian Disaster Risk Management National Centre (CENAD) in order to provide satellite-based maps in

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GIS and Water Resources Modeling Workshop

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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This three-day workshop is designed for working professionals, students, and researchers, to provide hands-on experience with advanced GIS capabilities for water resources modeling.

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04/08/2014 to 06/08/2014

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West Lafayette

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Purdue University, Civil Engeneering Bldg

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Purdue University

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