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Two recommendations of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction have been put into practice with the adoption of a new law in France: the necessity of including science in the policy-making process, and the importance of the local level insights

Flash floods (FF) events are difficult to forecast because of their small temporal and spatial scale. Furthermore, they often occur on un-monitored small rivers, where no real-time data is available to warn people. To better anticipate these events and

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Indian Ocean Commission
Paris
Monitoring seismic and tsunami activity at the French tsunami alert center, CENALT in Bruyères-le-Châtel (Essonne). Photo: CENALT
Tsunamis may be rare events along the French coasts but they do occur. The French tsunami alert centre, CENALT, has already provided more than 24 tsunami information alerts and issued 3 tsunamis advisory warning messages since the beginning of its operations in 2012.
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Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Greater Paris Region and MASA Group have been working alongside to test contingency plans with the artificial intelligent simulation platform MASA SYNERGY. As a result these contingency plans were updated. In a second stage, senior crisis staff

Women must be at the heart of the disaster risk reduction process, or efforts to curb the impacts of hazards will go awry, experts say(Photo: Warren Antiola)
Efforts to curb the threats posed by natural and human-induced hazards will go off track if they keep women and girls out of the picture, experts told Europe’s top disaster risk forum today.
The goal of the CREWS initiative is to help developing countries bolster their early warning and forecast services to head off the risks posed by hazards such as flooding
African Least Developed Countries and Pacific Islands will be the first to benefit from upgraded early warning systems against weather and climate-related shocks under an action plan outlined at the United Nations climate change conference.
Meteoalarm uses simple colour coding and jargon-free explanations to help the public understanding real-time weather risks (Photo: Meteoalarm)
Rolled out in the wake of one of the deadliest storms to strike Europe in decades, the continent-wide weather information service Meteoalarm plays a life-saving role by raising public awareness of how to curb risks, and fosters international cooperation into the bargain.