Sri Lanka

Course on Disaster Risk Reduction II

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This programme addresses the challenges of assessing hazards, vulnerability and

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02/11/2015 to 04/11/2015

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Colombo

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  • Sri Lanka

Event Organisers: 

MDF Training and Consultancy (MDF)

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MDF Training and Consultancy (MDF)

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IWMI: Low-cost weather stations to help Sri Lanka prepare for floods

Floods in Sri Lanka (Image: Flickr/Ranveig)

New Mobile Weather Stations, designed by scientists at the Sri Lanka-based International Water Management Institute, capture and transmit near real-time data on rainfall, helping raise the alarm when rains reach a certain level of intensity.

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Tue, 24/02/2015 - 14:19

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Tue, 02/24/2015

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6th meeting of UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices concluded

UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Office gathered for its 6th annual meeting in Vienna on 5 and 6 February.

UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices (RSOs) met in Vienna on 5 and 6 February 2015 for the 6th annual meeting of the network.

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6th meeting of UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices concluded

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Fri, 06/02/2015 - 18:00

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Fri, 02/06/2015

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UN-SPIDER welcomes new Regional Support Office in Sri Lanka

Ms Simonetta di Pippo (UNOOSA) and Dr Giriraj Amarnath (IWMI) signed a memorandum of understanding making IWMI UN-SPIDER's latest RSO.

On 5 February 2015, on the occasion of the 6th annual meeting of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices (RSOs) in Vienna, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, signed a memorandum of understanding, making IWMI the 17th member of UN-SPIDER's network of RSOs. The memorandum was signed by UNOOSA's director Simonetta Di Pippo on behalf of UNOOSA and Dr Giriraj Amarnath on behalf of IWMI.

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IWMI becomes UN-SPIDER's 17th RSO

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Thu, 05/02/2015 - 14:50

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Thu, 02/05/2015

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Sri Lanka: UN-SPIDER workshop on Earth Observations and Floods

Participants of the workshop

As a follow up to the UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Sri Lanka in 2011, a national workshop and training programme on “Earth Observation Technologies for Flood Risk Mapping, Modelling and Management” was held from 17 to 21 November 2014.

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Sri Lanka: UN-SPIDER Workshop and Training

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Tue, 25/11/2014 - 08:29

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Tue, 11/25/2014

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Sri Lanka: International Charter activated for landslide

Sri Lanka seen from space (Image: ESA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 30 October 2014 to provide satellite-based emergency maps in the context of a massive landslide in Sri Lanka.

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Fri, 31/10/2014 - 14:00

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Fri, 10/31/2014

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Sri Lanka: UN-SPIDER to conduct training programme in November

Sri Lanka is often affected by heavy precipitation and floods.

As a follow up of the UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Sri Lanka in October 2011, UN-SPIDER organised the training “Space Technology for Improving Hazard Mapping in Sri Lanka” from 14 to 17 August 2012. A second follow up training programme is scheduled from 17 to 21 November 2014.

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Mon, 29/09/2014 - 09:25

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Mon, 09/29/2014

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Ministry of Land and Land Development of Sri Lanka (MLLD Sri Lanka)

The Ministry for the subject of “Lands” was established in 1932, as per the recommendation of the Committee appointed in respect of the subject of Land and Agriculture of the State Council 1931.

The main objectives of establishing this Ministry were to implement activities such as formulate and implement State Land Policies, conserve State Lands, land settlement, land acquisition of lands for public purposes, with in the country.

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Sri Lanka - International Training Course

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As a follow-up to the technical advisory mission (TAM) to Sri Lanka (17-21 October 2011), a four-day capacity-building training course was held. The expert team had listed in their TAM report a number of recommendations to the Government to strengthen

Date: 

14/08/2012 to 17/08/2012

Title of Training: 

Space Technology for Improving Hazard Mapping in Sri Lanka

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10 experts from various organizations including United Nations agencies, regional organizations, national agencies and institutions led the technical sessions.

Target Group: 

25 participants involved in disaster management and hazard mapping in Sri Lanka participated representing the following agencies: Department Meteorology, Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, National Building Research Organization Coast Conservation Department, Department of Irrigation, Disaster Management Centre, Department of Survey and Mapping, Department of Agriculture, Department of Census and Statistics and Universities.

Training Profile: 

The course was jointly organized by the Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka (DMC) and UN-SPIDER, with support from Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, UNDP in Sri Lanka and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC). The broad objective of the training was to strengthen the capacity of the national agencies to use geo-spatial technologies for hazard mapping, hazard monitoring and risk assessments. Besides discussing the current state of use of space-based information for disaster management in Sri Lanka, the experts conveyed knowledge on the LiDAR Digital Evaluation Model, National Spatial Data Infrastructure for flood hazard mapping as well as knowledge on coastal hazard mapping, coastal zone management and integrated shoreline management plans. In addition, NDRCC donated HJ-1 satellite images of entire Sri Lanka and license-free image processing software which can be used by DMC and other organizations in Sri Lanka for hazard mapping as well as for natural resource mapping. The complete training report is available here.

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Sri Lanka: NASA TRMM data reveals extraordinary flooding

Accumulated rainfall in mm for the period 31 May - 4 June 2014

Data from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) revealed extraordinary flooding in Sri Lanka caused by unusually strong monsoonal rainfall over the period 31 May - 4 June 2014, as research at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) shows.

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Mon, 16/06/2014 - 10:56

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Mon, 06/16/2014

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