Sri Lanka

Floods and landslide in Sri Lanka

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In view of the current floods in Sri Lanka, UN-SPIDER's regional suport office in Sri Lanka (IWMI) has activated the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters with Sentinel Asia.

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GLIDEnumber: 

http://www.glidenumber.net/glide/public/search/details.jsp?glidenumber=LS-2015-000135-LKA

Region: 

Sri Lanka

Occurance Date: 

25/09/2015
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latitude: 

81

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8

UN-SPIDER supports UNESCO-IOC workshop on coastal hazard assessment

The workshop is focusing on coastal hazard assessment

Today, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) opened their training workshop "Coastal

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Tue, 02/06/2015 - 10:59

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7

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80
Tue, 06/02/2015

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1

Saarc on the way to implement a disaster monitoring system

The new agreement is aimed to provide assistance to all Saarc member states affected by disasters (Image: Krish Dulal)

An agreement signed by all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) states (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan and India) is underway to promote a rapid response to natural disasters.

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Wed, 29/04/2015 - 14:11

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21

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79
Wed, 04/29/2015

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Course on Disaster Risk Reduction II

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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This programme addresses the challenges of assessing hazards, vulnerability and

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7

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80

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Date: 

02/11/2015 to 04/11/2015

Venue City: 

Colombo

Venue Country: 

  • Sri Lanka

Event Organisers: 

MDF Training and Consultancy (MDF)

Co-organisers: 

MDF Training and Consultancy (MDF)

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1

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

latitude: 

8

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81
Tue, 02/24/2015

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0

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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latitude: 

7

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80
Fri, 02/06/2015

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1

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

Publishing Date: 

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 14:50

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latitude: 

7

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80
Thu, 02/05/2015

UN-SPIDER news: 

1

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

Publishing Date: 

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 08:29

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latitude: 

7

longitude: 

80
Tue, 11/25/2014

UN-SPIDER news: 

1

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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Publishing Date: 

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 14:00

Country/Region: 

latitude: 

7

longitude: 

81
Fri, 10/31/2014

UN-SPIDER news: 

0

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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Publishing Date: 

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 09:25

latitude: 

7

longitude: 

80
Mon, 09/29/2014

UN-SPIDER news: 

1

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