flood hazard mapping

How space technology aids a flood response

BANGKOK, 11 October 2011 (IRIN) - As residents across flood-ravaged Southeast Asia look up to the skies and brace for more rain, satellites 35,800km away are looking down on them.

Space technology has become a critical tool in protecting people from disasters in countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, where more than 6.5 million people have been affected by recent flooding and at least 500 have died.


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Tue, 11/10/2011 - 16:29

The use of satellite imagery to multi-event and event-specific flood hazard mapping

In recent years flood management has shifted from protection against floods to managing the risks of floods (European Flood risk directive).



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