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A global database of historic and real-time flood events based on social media

Early event detection and response can significantly reduce the societal impact of floods. Currently, early warning systems rely on gauges, radar data, models and informal local sources. However, the scope and reliability of these systems are limited. Recently, the use of social media for...

Analysing flash flood risk perception through a geostatistical approach in the village of...

Flash floods are unexpected events, which evolve rapidly and affect relatively small areas. The short time available for minimising risks requires preparedness and active response. In this context of risk management, the flood risk perception of the local population is the first step towards...

Appropriate transport options for the rural communities in post disaster situations: introduction

This suggests some appropriate transport options for the rural communities in post disaster situations

Behaviour around floodwater: challenges for floodwater safety and risk communication

There is little disagreement that entering floodwater is risky, whether in a vehicle or on foot. There is usually little or no visibility of what is under the surface and even shallow water with moderate flow can make vehicles unstable or sweep people off their feet. In addition, floodwater will...

Building capacity through risk communication strategies in Santa Fe city, Argentina

The City of Santa Fe is the capital of the Argentine province of Santa Fe. The province is in the central area of the country, which is a plain area predominantly used for agricultural-livestock activity. Most of its limits are fluvial, located at the meeting of the flood valleys of the Salado...

Can mobile phones improve disaster preparedness? A survey-based analysis on the impact of AtmaGo

The goal of this study is to understand the potential benefits and drawbacks of using Information Communication Technology (ICT) systems to communicate emergency reports and DRR information. The study focuses on a particular application, AtmaGo, which was launched in Indonesia in 2015. Developed...

Cities and Climate Change: Building Resilience

Climate change is hitting South Africa hard. Summer rainfall areas are becoming drier than ever, and drought is plaguing parts of the country. With the significant drop in dam levels, urban areas are experiencing chronic water shortages. The growing water crisis affects the population, crop...

Collaborative Modeling With Fine‐Resolution Data Enhances Flood Awareness, Minimizes Differences...

Existing needs to manage flood risk in the United States are underserved by available flood hazard information. This contributes to an alarming escalation of flood impacts amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars per year and countless disrupted lives and affected communities. Making...

Economic Costs of the 2009 Floods in the Fiji Sugar Belt and Policy Implications

The key objectives of this study are to: assess the economic costs of the recent floods on the sugarcane farmers sugar cane production and household livelihood and cane access roads and farm drainage infrastructure; and to dentify policy options for minimising flood related disaster risk in the...

Evaluation of flood risk communication materials

This brief provides a summary of two research activities: an online scan of recent flood risk communication campaigns, and analysis of questions relating to flood risk messaging and the perceived effectiveness of communications, from a national representative survey of the Australian public.

Flood Management in Aqala through an Agent-Based Solution and Crowdsourcing Services in an...

Propagating crowdsourcing services via a wireless network can be an appropriate solution to using the potential of crowds in crisis management processes. The present study aimed to deploy crowdsourcing services properly to spatial urgent requests. Composing such atomic services can conquer...

How mobile phones can be used to track people’s views on resilience: key findings from Myanmar

Resilience continues to dominate the international development agenda. With financial support towards resilience-building activities increasing in recent years, funders want to see impact and value for money. Unfortunately, monitoring and evaluation of resilience is tricky. For a start, the...

Information management and communications in emergencies and disasters

This manual focuses on operational aspects of disaster and emergency response as well as preparing for disasters. It addresses plans for communicating with the public during emergencies and techniques for producing, exchanging, and distributing information for humanitarian organizations....

Installation of Display board at DEOC Kailali

Three display boards have also been installed at DEOC with the financial, equipment and technical support from SAFER-Nepal Project a project of Mercy Corps Nepal. The boards show the water levels of Karnali at Chisapani, Mohana at Malakheti and rainfall level of Bhaktapur, Nigali. The people of...

Leveraging multi modal social media data for rapid disaster damage assessment

During disaster response and recovery stages, stakeholders including governmental agencies collect disaster's impact information to inform disaster relief, resource allocation, and infrastructure reconstruction. The damage data collected using field surveys and satellite imagery are often not...

Narok County Flood Early Warning Communication Strategy

A fundamental precondition for flood disaster risk reduction at the county level is the availability of well-functioning early warning communication systems that deliver accurate, reliable, and understandable warnings, in a timely manner, to authorities, operational disaster managers and...

Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Highway Resilience: An Implementation Guide

Nature-based solutions can serve as a first line of defense and improve the resilience of coastal highways. FHWA developed Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Highway Resilience: An Implementation Guide to help transportation professionals understand when, where, and which nature-based solutions...

Operational framework for flood risk communication

Risk communication is a mutual process of understanding the risk among stakeholders and represents a measure to integrate lay knowledge into measures to prevent, mitigate, and deal with risk. Flood crisis communication, which takes place in the face of incoming danger, needs a practical and...

Optimizing distribution of droneports for emergency monitoring of flood disasters in China

Floods occur frequently, impacting large areas, displacing thousands of people and causing great losses. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) remote sensing is easy to obtain high‐resolution image that is immensely helpful to timely assess the flood situation and provide scientific decision‐making for...

Practitioner approaches to measuring community resilience: The analysis of the resilience of...

To be useful for operational programs, measures of resilience must not just be valid, but be easy to use and useful. Unfortunately, while resilience measurement techniques have progressed tremendously over the past decade, most progress has been on improving validity rather than utility and ease...

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