Better forecast, better preparedness – investing in improved weather services

Sun or rain? Most of us rely on the daily weather forecast to know what to wear or whether to bring an umbrella. However, for millions of people living in flood prone areas, timely and accurate forecasts, as well as early warning, can impact more than just clothing choices –they can help minimize flooding impacts.

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Better forecast, better preparedness – investing in improved weather services

Why we need to restore floodplains

Floods can be inconvenient. Large floods can be downright disastrous. Small, regular floods that inundate riverside floodplains are essential to a river’s health, and provide a wide variety of benefits to wildlife, fish and people. When we manage rivers wisely, we can keep communities safe and enjoy all of the benefits healthy rivers provide.

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Why we need to restore floodplains

Investing in bamboo to curb floods in Kenya

In Kenya, floods and landslides killed around 100 people and displaced nearly 300,000 between March and May 2018. Smallholder farmers along the Upper Tana River basin are now investing in bamboo trees to curb floods

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Investing in bamboo to curb floods in Kenya

When Bangkok floods (and it floods a lot), this park does something amazing

This oasis of green in the hyper-developed city has an important job: it can contain one million gallons of water. Here’s how.

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When Bangkok floods (and it floods a lot), this park does something amazing

How artificial intelligence could help prevent natural disasters

High resolution imaging and increasingly advanced sensor technologies are allowing us to ever-more-closely monitor the world around us. Now we can use artificial intelligence and machine learning to update these maps in almost real-time, meaning we always have the latest and most accurate data. As this technology is becoming more affordable, environmental organisations are using it's processing power to generate live flood risk maps at unprecedented resolution. The hope is to one day have 'live dashboards' with computers constantly monitoring changes to help plan land use and issue warnings. 

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How artificial intelligence could help prevent natural disasters
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