flood management

New study warns: loss of rainfall satellites will hamper flood management

Flood affected areas will suffer under the loss of rain fall satellites (Image: United States Marine Corps)

Currently, there are 10 satellites dedicated to monitoring rainfall, but soon this number is likely to fall: four satellites have already passed their design life and others will follow soon. This will strongly affect flood management globally, shows a study published at Environmental Research Letter.

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Fri, 08/05/2015 - 13:51

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Urban flood management and disaster risk mitigation

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This course introduces current theory and practice of flood risk estimation and modelling of floods in urban areas.

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- Urban Development planning and asset management

- Urban hydrology and climate change

- System performance assessment

- Flood risks

- Supporting technologies

- Flood risk estimation and management

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20/04/2015 to 08/05/2015

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Fri, 20/03/2015

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Delft

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  • Netherlands

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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office - IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE)

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SUPARCO: Best Practices for flood management in Pakistan

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Pakistan, SUPARCO, has elaborated a booklet on lessons learnt from floods in the country.

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New publication: Lessons Learnt from floods in Pakistan

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Fri, 31/10/2014 - 17:21

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Austria: Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring

Floods in Austria in April 2006

The Technical University Vienna (TU Wien), the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) and private sector actors have opened the „Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring“ (EODC) earlier this year.

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Tue, 07/10/2014 - 18:05

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EU-funded projects support better flood warning

Visualisation 3D Science Park Amsterdam by UrbanFlood

Three projects funded by the European Union aim to support faster and more accurate flood warnings. The researchers behind Imprints, WeSenseIt and UrbanFlood have developed unique forecasting and alert systems to warn communities of impending floods.

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Mon, 01/09/2014 - 14:39
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Nigeria: Launch of National Digital Flood Model

Nigeria is frequently affected by floods. The new digital flood model will help.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched a National Digital Flood Model. The development of the model was a consequence of the severe flooding in 2012, which caused tremendous economic damages.

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Fri, 29/08/2014 - 08:33

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Remote sensing based tech being introduced to forecast floods

An advanced level remote sensing based climate and flood warning technology is being introduced to upgrade flood management of Pakistan. The project will help build the capacity of Pakistan Meteorological Department and other agencies responsible for flood forecasting, early warning and management at the national, provincial and district levels, a senior official said here on Friday.

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Fri, 12/08/2011 - 16:51

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van_langenhove_3rd_ws-bonn_21_10_09.pdf

 Guido Van Langenhove. Experiences with space technology in management of 2009 floods in northern Namibia, - the user perspective. Hydrological Services Namibia

Technical Expert Meeting in Bonn

UN-SPIDER hosted a Technical Expert Meeting in Bonn, Germany, to further develop the “Namibian SensorWeb Pilot project on integrated flood management and water- and vector-borne disease modelling’.

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Tue, 15/09/2009 - 15:59

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