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Senegal: International Charter activated due to floods in Dakar

Senegal's rainy season this year has led to flooding

Due to flooding in Dakar caused by heavy rains, on 25 August 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to support Senegal with its flood response efforts.

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 30/08/2013 - 10:03
latitude: 
14.7645
longitude: 
-17.366

Pakistan: International Charter activated for widespread flooding

 Flooding in the Punjab and Sindh Province's of Pakistan

On 22 August 2013, UNITAR/UNOSAT requested the activation of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters to support Pakistan in its emergency response to the widespread flooding that is af

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 22/08/2013 - 14:36
latitude: 
30.3753
longitude: 
69.3451

China: International Charter activated for severe floods

Flooding in these areas is likely to continue

On 16 August 2013, the China Meteorological Administration requested to activate the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters, after rain-triggered flooding had destroyed many roads and pow

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 19/08/2013 - 10:42
latitude: 
45.7423
longitude: 
126.662

ArcSWAT (Texas A&M University)

Software type: 
Extension
Scope: 
Image processing
Scope: 
Modelling
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Install only
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Latest release (year): 
2012
Is extension for: 
ArcGIS
File types: 
asc
File types: 
hdf
File types: 
shp
File types: 
txt
Screenshot: 
Hazard: 
Flood
Hazard: 
Mass Movement

Sudan: International Charter activated due to floods

 Heavy rain and floods in Sudan

Due to heavy rain and floods in Sudan, the International Charter was activated on 6 August 2013 in order to aid and support emergency responders in the country with space-based information.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 06/08/2013 - 17:33
latitude: 
12.8628
longitude: 
30.2176

India: GIS used in the Flood Mapping Project to prevent damages

India suffers of severe floods

The Indian State is strengthening efforts towards flood mapping using GIS to assess the vulnerability of selected areas and therefore, be able to prepare the necessary disaster mitigation activit

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 24/07/2013 - 16:10
latitude: 
22.2587
longitude: 
71.1924

Canada: ISERV camera on International Space Station captures floods in Calgary

Image acquired June 22, 2013

The "disaster cam" installed in the Destiny module window on the International Space Station (ISS) in January 2013 by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, captured digital images of downtown Calgary,

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 14:19
latitude: 
51.0453
longitude: 
-114.058

Germany: International Charter activated for Floods

Floods in Saxony in 2008

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated for Germany in order to provide current satellite information for the floods in Saxony and Bavaria.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 14:08
latitude: 
48.5667
longitude: 
13.4319

Extreme rainfall coincides with rising global temperature

A worldwide review of global rainfall data led by the University of Adelaide has found that the intensity of the most extreme rainfall events is increasing across the globe as temperatures rise.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 04/02/2013 - 13:42
latitude: 
-34.919
longitude: 
138.605

International Workshop on flood risk mapping using spatial technologies

Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) - host of one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices - conducted a five-day training/workshop on “Flood Risk Mapping Using S

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 28/12/2012 - 16:23
latitude: 
31.4813
longitude: 
74.2621