# Flood

What is a Flood? Risk Perceptions and Decisions

   What is a Flood? Risk Perceptions and Decisions This session seeks to examine flood risk perception and its implications for decisions on prevention and preparedness. Flood risk perception is the assessment of the probability of hazard and the probability of results perceived by society and is a key aspect of flood risk management [1]….

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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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Multiform Flood Risk in a complex future flooded world – Earth Observation and Complex Systems in support of compound floods in rapidly changing environments

   Multiform Flood Risk in a complex future flooded world – Earth Observation and Complex Systems in support of compound floods in rapidly changing environments use · AI-Machine Learning · Data · Emerging technologies · risk assessment · earth observations · flood Risk, and particularly flood risk, can be seen as the resultant of difference…

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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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Importance of modernization of hydromet systems and risk assessment

Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), the nodal agency for hydro-met services in the country, is modernizing the whole hydro-met system in the country through the ‘Building Resilience to Climate Related Hazards’ project. The critical components of the hydro-met systems – Automated Weather Stations, Automated Hydrological Stations, Doppler Radar, Radiosonde, Lightning Detection, Hydromet Workstations, Calibration…

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Forming radical collaborations to address climate and disaster risk: The Understanding Risk Field Lab

As an all-of-society challenge, addressing climate and disaster risk issues will require diverse participation and collaboration across boundaries of all sorts, whether they be disciplinary, national, professional, cultural, age, etc.
Yet forming effective collaborations across these diverse boundaries is difficult and rare. With the support of the Understanding Risk community and World Bank Disaster Risk…

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Unpacking multi-hazard early warning systems: From concepts to measurable reduction of disaster risks and impacts

he concept of multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) is well developed – however, different actors have different understandings of what it means: From comprehensive national partnerships to global-to-local-systems of systems to software applications in operational emergency management centres.
This makes it a challenge to strengthen such systems, measure their effectiveness, and report on progress. What…

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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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