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.
First day of the four-week course on disaster management. From left Benedikt Halldórsson, Moritz Rissmann, Evan Forbes, Vasileios Pavlidis, Autumn Lotze, Matias Mandell, Sarah Welsh-Huggins, Lisa Henault, Annett Anders, Jumana Jaghoub, Hatim Alwahsh, Mohammad Fetiane, Sólveig Thorvaldsóttir, Katrín Kristjánsdóttir, Elínborg Gunnarsdóttir and Hrafnkell Guðnason (Photo: Solveig Thorvaldsdottir)
Earthquake and flood-prone Arborg, Iceland, a member of the 'Making Cities Resilient' campaign, is boosting the preparedness of its new twin -- the Palestinian city of Jericho -- starting with a four-week crash course on disaster management that begins today.