floods

Urban flood management and disaster risk mitigation

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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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0

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Additional Information: 

Date: 

20/04/2015 to 08/05/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 20/03/2015

Venue: 

Venue City: 

Delft

Venue Country: 

  • Netherlands

Event Organisers: 

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

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Language of event: 

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Indonesia: Fujitsu announces smartphone-based disaster information-sharing tool

Floods in Jakarta 2013 (Image: Arsonal/Wikipedia)

On Monday, Fujitsu Limited and PT. Fujitsu Indonesia announced the completion of a participatory

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Wed, 25/03/2015 - 15:12

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-6

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107
Wed, 03/25/2015

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Bangladesh: Expanding the satellite-based flood warning system

The Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna (GBM) river basins and the Ganges-Brahmaputra (GB) delta as well as other river deltas

Bangladesh has announced that it will expand its satellite-based flood forecasting and warning system, developed by SERVIR and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development ICIMOD. SERVIR is a mechanism established by NASA and regional institutions.

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Wed, 11/03/2015 - 15:35

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Wed, 03/11/2015

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IWMI: Low-cost weather stations to help Sri Lanka prepare for floods

Floods in Sri Lanka (Image: Flickr/Ranveig)

New Mobile Weather Stations, designed by scientists at the Sri Lanka-based International Water Management Institute, capture and transmit near real-time data on rainfall, helping raise the alarm when rains reach a certain level of intensity.

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Tue, 24/02/2015 - 14:19

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8

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81
Tue, 02/24/2015

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TerraSAR-X satellite images help detect flooded areas in Denmark

MERIS image of Denmark, on 1 June 2003.

In order to monitor and map the spatial extent of the flooding caused by two storms passing over Denmark the weekend of 9 to 11 January 2015, radar images from TerraSAR-X satellite were employed.

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Mon, 26/01/2015 - 11:34

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56

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10
Mon, 01/26/2015

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Madagascar: International Charter activated for widespread floods

Image of Madagascar acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on 30 June 2009

On 18 January 2015, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated in Madagascar in response to heavy rainfall resulting in widespread flooding.

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Tue, 20/01/2015 - 14:51

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-19

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47
Tue, 01/20/2015

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Data application of the month: Mapping land cover

GLC-SHARE: Global land cover map based on data from multiple sources launched in 2014

What are land cover maps used for?

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Data application of the month: Land Cover
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Space application of the month: Measuring soil moisture

Soil moisture seasonality

What is soil moisture data used for?

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Space application of the month: Soil moisture
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Bhutan: Project for stronger disaster response and recovery preparedness

Bhutan is prone to various hazards, including earthquakes.

<p>In an effort to enhance

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Wed, 08/10/2014 - 10:18

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27

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90
Wed, 10/08/2014

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Austria: Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring

Floods in Austria in April 2006

The Technical University Vienna (TU Wien), the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) and private sector actors have opened the „Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring“ (EODC) earlier this year.

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Publishing Date: 

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 18:05

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48

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16
Tue, 10/07/2014

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0

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