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Argentina: Satellite images support flood damage mitigation

5 March satellite image of floods in province of Santa Fe (Image: CONAE)

The Argentinean National Space Activities Commission (CONAE) has been producing information about recent floods based on radar satellite images. In March, the provinces of Santa Fe and Santiago del Estero suffered from intense floods.

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Data application of the month: Precipitation

GPM precipitation measurements of cyclone Pam departing Vanuatu on 17 March 2015. (Credit: NASA)

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Data application of the month: Precipitation
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Global flood harm could triple by 2030

2010 flooding in Tennessee (Image: FEMA/ David Fine)

The detrimental effects caused by river flooding are increasing to the point the number of people affected worldwide could nearly triple in the next 15 years, according to the World Resources Institute (WRI).

The institute's analysis shows that some 20 million people worldwide are exposed to flooding risks. This number is expected to rise to around 50 million by 2030.

The economical costs of flooding are also an alarming factor. In 15 years time, the annual cost to the world economy could reach more than £340bn. 

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UNU-EHS workshop on Knowledge Management for Disaster Risk Reduction

Participants of the KNOW-4-DRR workshop

From the 10-11 of December 2014, the United Nations University's Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) held a workshop on decision making and knowledge management in

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Tue, 03/02/2015 - 10:29

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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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14th International Training Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management in a Changing Climate

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14/09/2015 to 25/09/2015

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Wed, 21/01/2015

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Bangkok

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

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SUPARCO: Satellite-based Monitoring of Pakistan Floods 2014

Rapid Damage Assessment of Distict Jhang on 18 September 2014
SUPARCO Flood Watch 2014

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