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FAO-Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) and the Climate and Environment Division (CBC) have developed an “Agricultural Stress Index System” (ASIS) for detecting agricultural areas with a high likelihood of water stress (drought) on a global scale using remote sensing data with the technical assistance and advice from the Flemish Institut…
The objective of this paper is to illustrate how developing countries with limited datasets and capacity can utilize global hazard data to support risk-informed decision-making at the local level. Using urban hydrologic models for flood risk assessment requires the collection of intensive data for model calibration, and even after such an effort leads t…
Landslides can assume catastrophic and disastrous proportions causing immeasurable damage to life and property, and are one of the costliest natural hazards. In South Africa, despite significant strides made towards consolidating data on geohazards in the country, very few studies on mass movement have been documented. Focusing on Khalavha Village, thi…
Sentinel Asia (SA) was conceptualized in 2005 and first began operation in 2007. SA is engaged in activities to share and provide disaster-related information including earth observation satellite images via the internet to contribute to disaster management in the Asia-Pacific region. Between 2006 and 2016, 270 emergency observation requests were made o…
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…
This Guide has been created to provide advice on useful strategies for implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters (HFA). It represents a distillation of the wealth of experience that exists throughout the world on how to manage and reduce disaster risks. The Guide can help state…
This book provides guidance, policy orientation and inspiration, as well as serving as a reference for lessons on how to reduce risk and vulnerability to hazards and to meet the challenges of tomorrow. It is intended for people who have an interest in and practice disaster risk management and sustainable development. Natural hazards can affect anyone,…