Flash Floods and Debris Flow are a major hazard in Europe and worldwide and Early Warning Systems are the best way to increase preparedness and suport efficient operational risk management. The video presents the advanced tools developed under the EU FP7 IMPRINTS project to support operational risk management and the implementation of the EU Flood Directive. These tools are the result of scientific research on rainfall forecasting, on hydrometeorological forecasting and on flood early warnings systems undertaken by a consortium of 18 institutions incorporating universities, research institutes, operational risk management agencies and private entreprises of the field.
El Salvador, Program for Prevention and Mitigation of Flood Disasters in the Lower Lempa River Basin
19 Aug 2013
The Lower Lempa River Basin in El Salvador is unique in social terms and in the type of flood hazard it faces. During the civil war, this zone was depopulated. After the war, former combatants from both sides were offered land there for resettlement....
Tags: Case Study, Community Risk Assessment, Flood, Livelihoods
08 Jan 2015
The alliance between PepsiCo Foundation, The Inter-American Development Bank and World Vision Mexico will allow that 400 Mexican families, who live in scattered communities, enjoy sustainable water and sanitation systems, which will significantly imp...
Tags: Video, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)
26 Nov 2014
PRESENTER: Anna Stewart – Research Scientist, and Latin America Research Coordinator, Center for Global Health and Translational Science TITLE: Developing a dengue early warning system in coastal urban EcuadorDATE: September 19th, 12-1pm TOPIC...
Tags: Video, Communicable Disease, Early Warning Systems