# Flood

Mapathons, movement data, machine-learning – oh my! A ‘jam session’ on geospatial data innovations and how to use them

   Mapathons, movement data, machine-learning – oh my! A ‘jam session’ on geospatial data innovations and how to use them Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer: Mapbox, MIT Urban Risk Lab, Youth Innovation Lab Nepal, Thinking Machines, First Street Foundation The world of data sources that are useful for the assessment and communication…

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Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Researchers Edition

   Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Researchers Edition Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre In this session we will have a carousel of humanitarian scientists from all over the world presenting the latest advancements in anticipatory action,…

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Future/risk/tick √: future climate projections show us a possible future. Do early actions, which help people now, also prepare people for the future impacts of climate change?

   Future/risk/tick √: future climate projections show us a possible future. Do early actions, which help people now, also prepare people for the future impacts of climate change? Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Met Office, the UK’s National Meteorological Service The Met Office and partners welcome the opportunity to deliver a session…

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Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) in ASEAN – Experience of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)

    Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) in ASEAN – Experience of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 03:00 to 03:55 Organizer: Singapore Civil Defense Force Southeast Asia (SEA) is a region that is vulnerable and historically prone to catastrophic disasters ranging from earthquakes, tsunamis and meteorological disasters such as droughts,…

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Understanding Nature and Risk: Modelling of nature-based solutions for flood risk reduction and analytics

   Understanding Nature and Risk: Modelling of nature-based solutions for flood risk reduction and analytics Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: JBA Consulting Nature-based Solutions (NBS) can reduce flood risk and provide more resilient and lower-cost mitigation. NBS can be applied as green infrastructure strategies that work in harmony with gray infrastructure systems….

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Virtual Reality and Training for Emergency Responders in a Post-COVID-19 Era

   Virtual Reality and Training for Emergency Responders in a Post-COVID-19 Era Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer: Singapore Civil Defense Force The landscape of training for the emergency response fraternity has evolved in parallel with the development of technology, from the advent of computers and the proliferation of digital and immersive technologies….

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Using “adaptation technologies” to improve policy and planning at national level

   Using “adaptation technologies” to improve policy and planning at national level Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Practical Action / IIED There is no dispute that developing countries need to adapt to climate change but there is a huge gap in implementation. Policy makers need practical ways of enabling and promoting adaptation….

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The Power of Grassroots Voices to Shape Effective Climate Policy

   The Power of Grassroots Voices to Shape Effective Climate Policy Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 15:00 to 16:55 Organizer: Huairou Commission + SlumDwellers International / IIED *this session is part of the Development & Climate Days Grassroots organizations represent poor communities living and working in rural, urban peri-urban and indigenous settlements. Their lives are characterized…

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Operational flood damage assessment using SAR data

   Operational flood damage assessment using SAR data Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Floods are part of a natural phenomenon which is regarded as a persistent hazard, causing negative socioeconomic impacts, i.e. significant damages to lives, livelihoods, and infrastructure. Therefore, flood management has gained more attention recently….

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Putting resilience in place: Learn to apply cloud AI disruptive geospatial technologies people will use for decision making

   Putting resilience in place: Learn to apply cloud AI disruptive geospatial technologies people will use for decision making Thursday, Dec 3, UTC 15:00 to 15:55 Organizer: Mapbox, Microsoft AI for Good, Planet, World Bank A new generation of converging geospatial, cloud, AI, and big data technologies now provide fresh opportunities to improve public sector…

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So what if you have data? Conversations with humanitarian decision-makers on user-centric design and data-driven approaches to flood risk reduction

   So what if you have data? Conversations with humanitarian decision-makers on user-centric design and data-driven approaches to flood risk reduction Thursday, Dec 3, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Cloud to Street, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) – Columbia…

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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 Wednesday Dec 02, UTC 16:00 to 16:55 Organizer: GIZ, UNDP, ODI, IFRC, ICRC, EU 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…

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Multiform flood risk in a complex future flooded world: Earth observation and complex systems for compound risk assessment

   Multiform flood risk in a complex future flooded world: Earth observation and complex systems for compound risk assessment Wednesday Dec 02, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: The World Bank Group Risk, and particularly flood risk, can be seen as the resultant of different forces acting on a complex system. Well-accepted and diffused frameworks describe…

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Misinformation, disinformation, and risk: When science alone doesn’t cut it

   Misinformation, disinformation, and risk: When science alone doesn’t cut it Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 15:00 to 15:55 Organizer: BBC Media Action, NASA, Columbia University Earth Institute’s International Research Institute with Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre Information alone in insufficient for prompting action in regard to the reduction of risk. Cognitive biases, blind-spots, and…

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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 Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: World Bank/GFDRR The need for hydromet and early warning services is at historical high due to growing population density, urbanization and more frequent events triggered by the climate changes. At the same time, scientific and technological…

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Responsible artificial intelligence (AI) for disaster risk management

   Responsible artificial intelligence (AI) for disaster risk management Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: GFDRR, University of Toronto, Deltares As the Understanding Risk Community continues to explore the opportunities offered by artificial intelligence and related technologies and expand the range of applications for which they are used, we need to pay close…

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Early warning for early action: Toward more behaviorally-informed early warning systems

   Early warning for early action: Toward more behaviorally-informed early warning systems Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: Food for the Hungry Early warning systems (EWSs) have traditionally focused on collecting and analyzing hazard data to produce warning messages that help inform government and other “official” stakeholders of impending disasters and when, where,…

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Recalibrating approaches towards urban resilience investments: System thinking and prioritization methods for decision making

   Recalibrating approaches towards urban resilience investments: System thinking and prioritization methods for decision making Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: The World Bank This community session event is open to all particularly to engineers, researchers, managers and decision makers that deal with urban resiliency. While some of the methods introduced during this…

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RiskChanges: An open source tool for multi-hazard risk assessment and decision making

   RiskChanges: An open source tool for multi-hazard risk assessment and decision making Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology – ITC, University of Twente This session will provide an advanced approach for multi-hazard risk assessment providing how risk changes over time, and how the information on changing…

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Towards proactive disaster risk management: Benefits and challenges in linking early warning with risk financing

   Towards proactive disaster risk management: Benefits and challenges in linking early warning with risk financing Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 10:00 to 11:55 Organizer: InsuResilience Secretariat / Anticipation Hub (German Red Cross, IFRC, Climate Centre) Acting in anticipation or early after a disaster can save lives and livelihoods, protect public finances and safeguard development gains….

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We need champions to understand disaster risk

   We need champions to understand disaster risk Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 10:00 to 10:55 Organizer: GEO-Geohazard Supersites and Natural Laboratories initiative GEO-GSNL; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – INGV, Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale – CIMA, Goma Volcano Observatory, Iceland Civil Protection, United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security –…

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Breaking the silos: From single to comprehensive multi-hazard risk frameworks

   Breaking the silos: From single to comprehensive multi-hazard risk frameworks Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 10:00 to 11:55 Organizer: Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam; Philippines Red Cross, German Red Cross and 510, an initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross; Deltares; Marsh & McLennan Advantage, Singapore; UN MGCY The conventional multi-hazard framework is still…

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Climate vulnerability, social protection and early action: what are the linkages

   Climate vulnerability, social protection and early action: what are the linkages? Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre Social protection (SP) has been proposed as a policy instrument of direct relevance for dealing with emerging climate-related risks and vulnerability. This session will explore SP’s role in anticipating…

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Are present-day infrastructure disaster risk models still applicable in a post Covid-19 world?

   Are present-day infrastructure disaster risk models still applicable in a post Covid-19 world? Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Lloyds Register Foundation, Resilience Shift, University of Oxford Critical infrastructure systems, such as energy, transportation, water, waste, and digital communications, are the backbone of modern economies and societies. Failures of…

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An interdisciplinary approach to forecasting and early warning systems

   An interdisciplinary approach to forecasting and early warning systems Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Water Youth NetworkPolytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Center of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology (CRAHI)University of Reading Forecasting and early warning systems (EWSs) help societies prepare for and respond to all types of disasters, including those due to…

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Resilience Academy as a sustainability solution for urban resilience skills development in Africa

   Resilience Academy as a sustainability solution for urban resilience skills development in Africa Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 12:55 Organizer: University of Turku – Finland, Ardhi University – Dar es Salaam, Sokoine University of Agriculture – Zanzibar, University of Dar es Salaam – Dar es Salaam, State University of Zanzibar – Morogoro, World…

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

   Unpacking multi-hazard early warning systems: From concepts to measurable reduction of disaster risks and impacts Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 12:55 Organizer: World Meteorological Organization (WMO), others TBC The concept of multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) is well developed – however, different actors have different understandings of what it means: From comprehensive national…

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Reshaping a resilient future in response to COVID-19

   Reshaping a resilient future in response to COVID-19 Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 11:55 Organizer: Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), World Resources Institute (WRI), International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Complex Systems in Transition (CST) *this session is part of the…

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Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Student Edition

   Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Student Edition Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 10:00 to 10:55 Organizer: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre In this session we will have a carousel of young scientists from the SHEAR program presenting the latest advancements in anticipatory action, early…

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Risk information from the decision maker’s perspective: What they wish you knew and what they need you to tell them

   Risk information from the decision maker’s perspective: What they wish you knew and what they need you to tell them Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 10:00 to 11:55 Organizer: REAP Globally, regionally, and in many contexts, nationally we have unprecedented access to early warning information and risk analysis. At the same time, many organizations, governments…

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Nature-based solutions: Balancing risk and societal benefits

   Nature-based solutions: Balancing risk and societal benefits Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 10:00 to 10:55 Organizer: Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, University of Bologna, IHE Delft, ICATALIST 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…

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Racism, Exclusion & Risk: Harnessing Humor for Hard Conversations

   Racism, Exclusion & Risk: Harnessing Humor for Hard Conversations Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: GFDRR The widespread prevalence of racism in our society and institutions shapes disaster risks. Mechanisms of differentiation based on race are determinants in the social construction of vulnerability and exposure, perpetuating systemic patterns of exclusion and privilege….

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Geohazard risk monitoring and mitigation approaches for increasing the Himalayan road network resiliency against climate change

  Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Geohazard risk monitoring and mitigation approaches for increasing the Himalayan road network resiliency against climate change Organizer: Michigan Technological University; KOKUSAI KOGYO CO; icem – International Centre for Environmental Management, INES Ingenieros, World Bank, JICA, BHUTAN DOR Climate change is leading to a more extreme environment and…

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Disruptive Tech for Africa: tracking the latest urbanization trends with local validation

   Disruptive Tech for Africa: tracking the latest urbanization trends with local validation Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: University of Twente, DLR, MindEarth, Ardhi University / Resilience Academy African cities are challenged by rapid uncontrolled urbanization. Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s fastest urbanizing regions. Urban areas were home 472 million…

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Disaster Risk Reduction in Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh: Enacting a relational model of risk communication

   Disaster Risk Reduction in Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh: Enacting a relational model of risk communication Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 04:00 to 04:55 Organizer: New York University; Bangladesh Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP); UN Women, Bangladesh Red Crescent/American Red Cross/IFRC in Bangladesh; Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre; The World Bank The panel will take up different dimensions of work…

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Developing a policy framework for investment in disaster resilience

   Developing a policy framework for investment in disaster resilience Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 04:00 to 04:55 Organizer: Deloitte Access Economics Deloitte Access Economics has explored the costs of natural disasters and associated policy implications in Australia since 2013. Our research advocates for practical solutions to increase resilience, such as incorporating resilience into investment decisions…

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

   Forming radical collaborations to address climate and disaster risk: The Understanding Risk Field Lab Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 03:00 to 03:55 Organizer: Co-Risk Labs, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Arup, University of Toronto As an all-of-society challenge, addressing climate and disaster risk issues will require diverse participation and collaboration across boundaries of all sorts, whether…

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Who’s missing information? Towards inclusive risk communication

   Who’s missing information? Towards inclusive risk communication Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 03:00 to 03:55 Organizer: The World Bank South Asia Climate and Disaster Risk Management Unit, Social Development Unit, & GFDRR Labs team; Ministry of Public Administration and Disaster Management, Sri Lanka; Google; California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services; and City of New Orleans…

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Geo-powering Cities for Resilience

     Geo-powering Cities for Resilience Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 03:55 Organizer: World Bank’s City Planning Labs The urban data revolution has already started. Over the last decade, cities have been offered unprecedented opportunities to mobilize geospatial data to enhance livability and reduce vulnerability through risk-informed decision making. Data is helping cities prioritize…

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Risk-informed development in Bangladesh

   Risk-informed development in Bangladesh Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer:  National Resilience Programme (Programming Division Part), Bangladesh Planning Commission Although Bangladesh has made significant progress in disaster risk management, the country is still at risk of growing loss and damage due to disaster and climate stresses. Limitations are found in incorporating disaster…

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Expert collaboration to support disaster risk financing: Developing new models and views of risk

   Expert collaboration to support disaster risk financing: Developing new models and views of risk Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer: AIR Worldwide Progress towards closing the protection gap will require collaboration between experts across disciplines, organizations, and geographies to quickly develop and deploy new models. This session will review successful case studies…

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Virtual site visit: Green infrastructure and nature-based solutions for urban flood resilience in Singapore

   Virtual site visit: Green infrastructure and nature-based solutions for urban flood resilience in Singapore Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 04:00 to 04:55 Organizer: World Bank – Urban, Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Resilience, and Land GP; World Bank – Urban Floods Community of Practice (UFCOP); Public Utilities Board (PUB) Singapore; National University of Singapore (NUS) This…

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Getting hotter? Screening public investment projects for climate change using digital mapping platforms

   Getting hotter? Screening public investment projects for climate change using digital mapping platforms Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 03:00 to 04:55 Organizer: Singapore Swiss Technical University Centre The session presents the insights gained from combining an institutional public investment management lens with an on-line applied digital mapping technology screening. The session will engage on the…

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Nature-based solutions for flood risk management in Asia: How much do we know?

   Nature-based solutions for flood risk management in Asia: How much do we know? Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 03:00 to 03:55 Organizer: Nanyang Technological University Investments in nature are increasingly considered as solutions to manage flood risk. Yet understanding when and how nature-based solutions can effectively mitigate flooding remains challenging, especially in many Asian cities…

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