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Satellite technology to reduce drought risk in Kenya

Kenya vegetation anomaly during 2011 drought (Image: NASA/ J. Allen)

Satellite technology helps to monitor drought in Kenya providing detailed information about the strength, location, spatial extent and duration of the drought.

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Mon, 23/03/2015 - 09:16

CartoSat-2 detects flood risk caused by landslide in Northern India

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 detected the landslide debris in Northern India on 18 January 2015

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) analysed satellite images collected from the CartoSat-2 satellite in order to evaluate the damages caused by a landslide in the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir.

The landslide, which occurred on 31 December 2014, is blocking the Tsarap River which may lead to a damaging flood downstream. According to ISRO's evaluation, the earthen dam is about 600 meters long and about 60 meters high.

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Tue, 27/01/2015 - 10:59

National Hurricane Center: Decisive tools for storm surge preparedness

Forecast map of wind for Hurricane Arthur

Some days before Hurricane Arthur hit North Carolina coast on 4 July 2014, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) posted a forecast map on their web site, enhancing preparedness for the storm surge. This so called Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map predicted the location and severity of the surge.

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Wed, 16/07/2014 - 13:16

First International Summit on Tornadoes and Climate Change

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Societal interest in tornadoes has increased over the past few years largely due to the loss of life and catastrophic damages of recent events. In the United States the 2011 and 2013 tornado seasons were particularly bad for the large impacts on society.

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36

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24

Date: 

25/05/2014 to 30/05/2014

Venue: 

Minoa Palace Hotel

Venue City: 

Chania

Event Organisers: 

Florida State University

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1

The 7th Spatial Sociocultural Knowledge

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Over the past six years, there have been several recurring discussion threads emerging at the Workshops involving data requirements, understanding operational needs, and tools for addressing those needs.  For the 2014 Workshop, these threads will be drawn together under the umbrella of utility in the fields of stabilization and disaster response.  The major Workshop objectives and questions will be geared toward answering:

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52

longitude: 

-2

Date: 

09/06/2014 to 11/06/2014

Venue: 

Shrivenham campus

Venue City: 

Shrivenham

Event Organisers: 

Cranfield University

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1

World Conference on Disaster Management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The World Conference on Disaster Management is an international event on disaster and emergency management taking place from 15 to 18 June 2014 in Toronto, Canada. Speakers and delegates from over 30 countries worldwide will give participants the opportunity to exchange information and establish contacts. 

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44

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-79

Date: 

15/06/2014 to 18/06/2014

Venue: 

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Venue City: 

Toronto

Event Organisers: 

Business Continuity Institute Canada Chapter

DRI Canada

Disaster Recovery Information Exchange Toronto Chapter

International Association of Emergency Managers 

Ontario Association of Emergency Managers

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1

US National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to drought, stressing preparedness and risk management rather than crisis management.

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41

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-97

Workshop: Disaster Risk Reduction in Emergencies

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Set amidst the context of global climate change and population growth, the number of natural and human-made emergencies every year has increased drastically in the past decade. Although floods, earthquakes, droughts, and other natural hazards cannot be prevented, their impact on communities can be limited through disaster risk reduction (DRR) practices.

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21

longitude: 

-158

Training Target Audience: 

The course is designed to benefit field practitioner staff of INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and goverment department staff responsible for disaster risk reduction.

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Tuition Remarks: 

Course fees begin from 540 GBP and are based on a price banding system. The fees are inclusive of all training resources, lunch and refreshments

Additional Information: 

Registration will take place from 8.45 am on the first day.

Date: 

03/02/2014 to 07/02/2014

Venue City: 

London

Event Organisers: 

RedR - United Kingdom

Language of event: 

1

IFRC: Guidelines on Community Early Warning Systems

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has published a booklet with guiding principles on community early warning systems. The booklet is available online. Early warning is one of many important tools that contribute to the prevention of disasters and preparedness for hazards and threats, of any kind. It greatly enhances disaster risk reduction.

Publishing Date: 

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 08:07

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