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An inside look at flood forecasting

Several years ago, we identified flood forecasts as a unique opportunity to improve people’s lives, and began looking into how Google’s infrastructure and machine learning expertise can help in this field. Last year, we started our flood forecasting pilot in the Patna region, and since then we have expanded our flood forecasting coverage, as part of our larger AI for Social Good efforts. In this post, we discuss some of the technology and methodology behind this effort.

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An inside look at flood forecasting

Business Insurance 2019 Innovation Award: Post Event Review Capability

Finding positive takeaways from a catastrophe loss can be tough, but analyzing how a natural event became a humanitarian disaster can help communities build resilience against future catastrophes.

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Business Insurance 2019 Innovation Award: Post Event Review Capability

UN Climate Action Summit: Governments must take action now

On September 23rd, world leaders will answer UN Secretary-General António Guterres' call to come to UN headquarters for a Climate Action Summit with “concrete, realistic plans” to fight the climate emergency. The Summit will provide a platform for governments, the private sector, civil society, local authorities and other international organizations to develop ambitious solutions and make commitments that help countries adapt and build resilience to the climate emergency. 

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UN Climate Action Summit: Governments must take action now

No sustainable development without flood resilience

Floods affect more people around the world than any other hazard. This blog explains why we need to acknowledge the vital role resilience against floods and other hazards play in countries' abilities to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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No sustainable development without flood resilience

What's needed to achieve climate resilience in Asia?

This blog captures the key recommendations for the UN Climate Action Summit from Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance’s session on the importance of systems thinking in building inclusive climate resilience at the Asia Pacific Climate Week in September 2019.

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What's needed to achieve climate resilience in Asia?
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