# Drought

Mapathons, machine-learning, models – oh my! A friendly debate about data sources and how to use them

   Mapathons, machine-learning, models – oh my! A friendly debate about data sources and how to use them> The world of data sources that are useful for the assessment and communication of risk is expanding rapidly. New and emerging data sources, especially for geospatial data, present exciting opportunities to aid disaster prevention, preparation, response, and…

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Crossroads: Managing intersecting risks of conflict, violence, disasters and climate change

   Crossroads: Managing intersecting risks of conflict, violence, disasters and climate change use · Fragility, conflict and violence settings · drought In many countries of AFR, MENA and EAP, communities are affected by both natural hazards, the impacts of climate change and protracted crisis associated with fragility, conflict and violence (FCV). Furthermore, risks of violence…

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Nature-based solutions: Balancing risk and reward

   Nature-based solutions: Balancing risk and reward use · nature-based solutions · flood · landslide · drought The increasing frequency and severity of hydro-meteorological events on land and sea have a high impact globally. The science behind these phenomena is complex and multi-disciplinary as the international scientific community explores solutions that not only mitigate the…

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The power of partnership: Sparking public-private engagement in hydromet services

   The power of partnership: Sparking public-private engagement in hydromet services  identify · Stakeholder collaboration · risk assessment · risk communication · earthquake · volcano We stand at a historical crossroads. The need for hydromet and early warning services is at historical high due to growing population density, urbanization and more frequent events triggered by…

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Using geospatial tools for nature-based solutions to reducing disaster and climate risks: A hands-on workshop session

Ecosystems in general and Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in particular are increasingly recognized for their role in reducing disaster risk and the harmful impacts of climate change.
Mangroves, sea grasses and corals have been proven to reduce wave energy and related impacts from storm surges; forests and other vegetation can reduce landslide susceptibility by removing excessive…

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