Disaster Floods

CSSTE creates data bank for flood events in West Africa

Field Work on Ogunpa flood plain Ibadan, Nigeria. Image: GMES.

Floods are among the most frequent natural hazards around the world, as well as in Africa, and can trigger devastating disasters among the most vulnerable communities. Climate change, and inadequate land-use/land-cover changes can exacerbate this situation and may erode hard-won gains in many developing countries. The first step to reduce the impacts of such floods is to understand the dynamics of floods throughout the floodplains more precisely.

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Mon, 10/08/2020 - 12:27

Advanced Webinar: SAR for Disasters and Hydrological Applications

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03/12/2019 to 05/12/2019

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Thu, 05/12/2019

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NASA ARSET

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Recent study presents new assessment method for rare floods risks

Modeled catchment mean annual loss. For clarity, only catchments with a mean annual loss of >$1.5 million have been plotted. Image: Quinn, N., Bates, P. D., Neal, J., Smith, A., Wing, O., Sampson, C., et al. ( 2019).

A recent study, published in the Water Resource Research journal, presents a new method for a spatially realistic national flood risk assessment.

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Thu, 04/07/2019 - 09:51

Global Flood Partnership Annual Meeting 2019

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The Global Flood Partnership is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, operational agencies and flood risk managers focused on developing efficient and effective global flood tools that can address these challenges.

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11/06/2019 to 13/06/2019

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Sun Yat-sen University

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Guangzhou

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  • China

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Global Floods Partnership

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European Commission and Sun Yat-sen University, China.

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Mapping Water Bodies from Space

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This RUS Webinar provides an introduction to mapping water body extent from a combination of SAR (Sentinel-1) and optical satellite data (Sentinel-2). It demonstrates how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free 

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07/11/2018

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Wed, 07/11/2018

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Asia: Floods the most frequent disaster in 2012

An early view of disaster trends in 2012 across Asia, the world's most disaster-prone region, shows that mortality from flood events continues to decline but economic losses remain a major cause of concern. In 2012 so far, floods were the most frequent disaster occurring in Asia (44%) and had the highest human and economic impact. They accounted for 54% of the death toll in Asia, 78% of people affected and 56% of all economic damages in the region.

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Thu, 13/12/2012 - 12:32
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