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Copernicus Emergency Management Service activated for the Philippines, Croatia and Italy

Cyclone Koppu over the Philippines (Image: NASA).

In the last days the Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated by the Philippines affected by the tropical

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International Day for Disaster Reduction

The UN celebrates the International Day for Disaster Reduction (Image: NASA/UNISDR).

Throughout their history, societies around the world have suffered the impacts of disasters triggered by natural hazards. And while disasters continue to occur in this century, the knowledge gained over hundreds of years has been essential to identify ways to minimize the effects of such natural hazards. Ancient communities in floodplains and deltas developed the knowledge to identify areas less exposed to floods, as well as precursors to such floods.

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On 13 October UN-SPIDER celebrates the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction

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Local knowledge as a key element of disaster risk management and the management of floods

Investments in risk reduction can reduce the risk of flash floods (Image: USGS).

On October 07, the head of the UN Office for

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ALOS PALSAR satellite images to map southern provinces flooded in Sri Lanka

UN SPIDER’s Regional Support Office in Sri Lanka International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in association with Sentinel Asia System (SAS) and JAXA activated the charter on October 1 to generate satellite images covering the Southern Provinces in Sri Lanka.

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Satellite imagery to compare extreme rainfalls events from the last year in Sri Lanka

Accumulated rainfall September 2014 and 2015; and Rainfall events from 21 – 30 Sept

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) released some imagery from the satellite rainfall estimates for the current flood disasters in Sri Lanka.

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International Charter activated for floods in Bangladesh

NASA satellite Image of Bangladesh's physical features

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been triggered to provide satellite-based 

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Tue, 08/09/2015 - 13:52

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176 forecasting stations for monitoring floods in India

Satellite image of floods in the Mandakini River, Northern India, in 2013 (Image: NASA)

The Government of India has established 176 flood forecasting stations across the country which would help to monitor river flooding during monsoons. The stations use information captured by Indian satellites, including near-real time flood inundation maps provided by the National Remote Sensing Centre.

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International Charter activated for floods in Myanmar

Heavy monsoon rains have caused floods and landslides in Myanmar (Source: UNICEF)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on Wednesday, 5 August, due to floods caused by torrential monsoon rains in 12 of the 14 states of Myanmar, particularly in Chin, Magway, Sagaing and Rakhine areas. UNITAR-UNOSAT sent the request to activate the mechanism on behalf of UNDP Myanmar.

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Thu, 06/08/2015 - 12:07

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IWMI project to enhance flood insurance for India's farmers

Bihar is the most flood prone state in India (Image: NASA)

The International Water Management Institute, UN-SPIDER’s regional Support Office, organised together with the CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) a day long workshop in Patna, India, to present a new project on the development of the Index‐Based Flood Insurance (IBFI) on August 1.

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Geospatial and crowd-sourcing technologies to monitor pollution of river Ganga

The Bhuvan Ganga web portal provides geospatial data such as flood annual layers (Image: NRSC)

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), carried out by the Government of India, will monitor the pollution of river Ganga using geospatial and crowd-sourcing technologies.

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