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.
UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Pakistan, SUPARCO, has elaborated the first booklet in a new series of publications on experiences and best practices for the application of space-based information in disaster risk reduction and emergency response by UN-SPIDER's RSOs.
New publication: Lessons Learnt from floods in Pakistan
The Technical University Vienna (TU Wien), the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) and private sector actors have opened the „Earth ObservationData Centre for Water Resources Monitoring“ (EODC) earlier this year.
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.
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.