hazards

Natural disasters affect 13 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015

Drought is a major disaster in Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting roughly 6.6 million people 2015 (Image: CIAT).
According to the September – October 2015 edition of the “Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean” which is published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 13.2 million people have been affected by disasters from January to October 2015 in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Tue, 17/11/2015 - 09:20

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6th International Conference on Building Resilience 2016

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The 6th International Building Resilience Conference 2016, with the theme “Building Resilience to Address the Unexpected” is proudly organized jointly by the Construction Management Groups at Massey University and The University or Auckland.

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07/09/2016 to 09/09/2016

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 15/08/2016

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Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland, 12 Grafton Rd., Auckland, NZ

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Auckland

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  • New Zealand

Event Organisers: 

Construction Management Groups at Massey University and the University of Auckland

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The University of Auckland and Massey University, New Zealand; The Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC) at School, of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield, UK; The International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment

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Apply now: United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment"

Apply now to the United Nations International Conference

The application phase for the “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for

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Apply now: UN-SPIDER International Conference in Beijing

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Tue, 06/05/2014 - 09:18

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Namibian Disaster Risk Management of the Office of the Prime Minister

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Space Technology for improving Hazard Mapping in Sri Lanka

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14/08/2012 to 17/08/2012

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Uva-Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, Badulla

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Badulla

Event Organisers: 

UN-SPIDER (UN Office for Outer Space Affairs) and Disaster Management Centre (Sri Lanka)

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Uwa-Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sri Lanka, and National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC)

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GPS technology improves weather forecasting

Researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's SPACE Research Centre and the Bureau of Meteorology are using GPS and low earth orbit satellites to provide an additional type of temperature profile observation for use in weather forecasting computer models.

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Fri, 13/07/2012 - 10:16
Fri, 07/13/2012

CATHALAC: Regional Landslide Risk Prediction Tool Developed for Mesoamerica

The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC), which also hosts a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, has recently developed an automated, online tool for predicting landslide hazards in Mesoamerica, a first of its kind effort at the regional level. “The tool will provide early warning for landslide events in Mesoamerica, potentially minimizing the loss of life and property,” commented Emilio Sempris, CATHALAC’s Director. Mesoamerica is highly vulnerable to extreme meteorological events like flooding and to landslides that such events trigger.

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Thu, 12/07/2012 - 11:26
Thu, 07/12/2012

Factors affecting poverty, livelihoods and vulnerability

Based on the hypothesis that the GEC negatively affected livelihoods, increased poverty conditions and subsequently increased vulnerability to natural disasters; an ontology was developed to link these parameters and to

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