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World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) 2016

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WCDM is an opportunity to learn and network with professionals from as many as 40 countries.

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44

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07/06/2016 to 08/06/2016

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Toronto

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International Centre, Hall 5, Toronto, Canada

Venue Country: 

  • Canada

Event Organisers: 

Diversified Communications Canada

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12th International Training Course on GIS for Disaster Risk Management

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14

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101

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10/10/2016 to 21/10/2016

Venue City: 

Bangkok

Venue Country: 

  • Thailand

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Natural disasters affect 13 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015

Drought is a major disaster in Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting roughly 6.6 million people 2015 (Image: CIAT).
According to the September – October 2015 edition of the “Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean” which is published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 13.2 million people have been affected by disasters from January to October 2015 in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Tue, 17/11/2015 - 09:20

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-9

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-55
Tue, 11/17/2015

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emPOWER map: Health disaster preparedness through geographic data

Power outage during disasters like this one caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 can be crucial for people relying on electric medical equipment (Image: Kevin Deamandel)

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of USA has released a map based on geographic data to support during disasters and emergencies patients whose lives rely on electric medical devices.

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Fri, 03/07/2015 - 10:57

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37

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-96
Fri, 07/03/2015

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Nigeria uses seismological stations to monitor disasters

Flood in Kano State, Nigeria in 2013 (Image: The Eagle Online)

The Federal Government of Nigeria has introduced seven seismic monitoring stations in the country to reduce disasters associated with natural hazards. The stations have been completed, tested and are now ready for use.

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Tue, 02/06/2015 - 08:33

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9

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9
Tue, 06/02/2015

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7th Africa Working Group Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction

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The Africa Working Group (AWG) on

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4

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12

Date: 

11/05/2015

Venue City: 

Yaounde

Venue Country: 

  • Cameroon

Language of event: 

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Crowdsource mapping assistance for cyclone-struck Vanuatu

Within 24 hours, the HOT community more than doubled the amount of map data in OpenStreetMap (Image: HOT)

Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu last Friday, has affected more than 130,000 people, about half of the population of the country, according to UN estimations. Following a direct hit from the Category 5 storm, at least two deaths have been confirmed and over 30 injured people are being treated in the capital Port Vila.

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Mon, 16/03/2015 - 11:11

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-15

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167
Mon, 03/16/2015

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International Charter activated for a volcanic eruption in Chile

Satellite image of Volcan Villarrica (Image: NASA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for an eruption at Villarrica Volcano in southern Chile. The mechanism was activated by the National

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Tue, 03/03/2015 - 15:57

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-39

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-72
Tue, 03/03/2015

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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.

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Tue, 27/01/2015 - 10:59

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34

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77
Tue, 01/27/2015

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Emergency and Disaster Management

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