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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, emergency services personnel and the private sector were trained to deal with the impact of this continge…
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 mitigate their impacts, the French Ministry in charge of Ecology has launched a national FF warning sy…
This publication provides 35 good practices and lessons learned as concrete examples of how to make children safer in their classrooms and educate them about disasters.
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21 April 2011
The document serves the purpose of providing up to date information relating to National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction within the UNISDR Europe Region. To date 27 NPs have been officially nominated in UNISDR Europe Region. (Last updated 11 December 2014)
This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the release of the IPCC special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX); (ii) the 6th Latin-American Congress of Cities and Local Authorities addressing the issues of community resilience and…
This report presents France’s disaster risks and natural hazards, such as flood, cyclone, avalanche, earthquake, landslide, volcano and wild fire, and discusses institutional and legal framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR). It provides an evaluation of country’s DRR national policy and describes progress made in forecasting and early warning syste…