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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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20

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96
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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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Thu, 06/08/2015 - 11:38

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25

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85
Thu, 08/06/2015

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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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Tue, 30/06/2015 - 16:13

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26

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85
Tue, 06/30/2015

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UK Environment Agency to make LiDAR data freely available

UK Environment Agency LiDAR data covering 60% of England and Wales to be freely available (Image: NASA/GSFC)

The UK Environment Agency (EA) will make its LiDAR data sets freely available to all users from September 2015.

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Fri, 19/06/2015 - 12:36

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55

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-3
Fri, 06/19/2015

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Mexico - Regional Training course

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Nepal - International Training Course

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International Charter activated for floods in Brazil

The Solimoes River, a branch of the Amazon River in northern Brazil, has caused major floods in the Amazonas state (Image: Catedral Verde - Floresta Amazonica)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 11 June 2015 at 21:37:56 (UTC+02:00) due to major floods in northern Brazil.

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Tue, 16/06/2015 - 08:33

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-3

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-66
Tue, 06/16/2015

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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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42

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Fri, 05/08/2015

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Tanzania: New agency for disaster risk reduction

Flooding in Tanzania in 2010 (Image: NASA)

Tanzania will create a new agency for emergency

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Wed, 08/04/2015 - 11:52

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-6

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35
Wed, 04/08/2015

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Urban flood management and disaster risk mitigation

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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This course introduces current theory and practice of flood risk estimation and modelling of floods in urban areas.

Course Content/Topics:

- 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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Date: 

20/04/2015 to 08/05/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 20/03/2015

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Delft

Venue Country: 

  • Netherlands

Event Organisers: 

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

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