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This publication features 50 good practices, tools and initiatives that were supported under the 2015-2016 DIPECHO Action Plan. These contribute to the implementation of the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy 2014-2024 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. All initiatives in the publication are associated to one o…
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12 March 2018
This document is the second in a series of hazard-specific risk assessment modules, compiled as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment by UNISDR. This section provides a general introduction on the assessment of tsunami hazard through probabilistic tsunami hazard analysis (PTHA), with alternate models used to bette…
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…
Effective weather-related disaster warnings highlight periods of increased risk, whether due to enhanced hazard likelihood (e.g. the approach of a storm), high levels of exposure (e.g. crowds gathering in a hazardous location for a festival) or high vulnerability (e.g. a health hazard during a flu outbreak). They depend on accurate monitoring and predi…
The problem of increasing the efficiency of the hydrometeorological provision of the population and industrial enterprises is directly related to the digital transformation of support facilities and the National Hydrometeorological Services themselves. It is necessary to formalize business processes that determine the organization of work to increase th…
From the 19th to 21st of August 2014, the city of Hiroshima in Japan experienced a torrential rainfall triggering 166 landslides, which led to 107 debris flows and 59 shallow slides. These landslides were compounded by flash flooding. The consequence of the landslides and flooding led to 74 deaths in the two wards of Asa-Kita and Asa-Minami, which are i…
The demonstrated early warning capability of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to accurately, rapidly, and cost effectively measure deformation of the Earth’s surface and the response of the ionosphere to this deformation was the factual basis for the GNSS Tsunami Early Warning Systems Workshop (GTEWS) and this report. GTEWS 2017 was held in Se…