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A global database of historic and real-time flood events based on social media

Early event detection and response can significantly reduce the societal impact of floods. Currently, early warning systems rely on gauges, radar data, models and informal local sources. However, the scope and reliability of these systems are limited. Recently, the use of social media for...

A network percolation-based contagion model of flood propagation and recession in urban road...

In this study, we propose a contagion model as a simple and powerful mathematical approach for predicting the spatial spread and temporal evolution of the onset and recession of floodwaters in urban road networks. A network of urban roads resilient to flooding events is essential for the...

Analysing flash flood risk perception through a geostatistical approach in the village of...

Flash floods are unexpected events, which evolve rapidly and affect relatively small areas. The short time available for minimising risks requires preparedness and active response. In this context of risk management, the flood risk perception of the local population is the first step towards...

Appropriate transport options for the rural communities in post disaster situations: introduction

This suggests some appropriate transport options for the rural communities in post disaster situations

Behaviour around floodwater: challenges for floodwater safety and risk communication

There is little disagreement that entering floodwater is risky, whether in a vehicle or on foot. There is usually little or no visibility of what is under the surface and even shallow water with moderate flow can make vehicles unstable or sweep people off their feet. In addition, floodwater will...

Building capacity through risk communication strategies in Santa Fe city, Argentina

The City of Santa Fe is the capital of the Argentine province of Santa Fe. The province is in the central area of the country, which is a plain area predominantly used for agricultural-livestock activity. Most of its limits are fluvial, located at the meeting of the flood valleys of the Salado...

Can mobile phones improve disaster preparedness? A survey-based analysis on the impact of AtmaGo

The goal of this study is to understand the potential benefits and drawbacks of using Information Communication Technology (ICT) systems to communicate emergency reports and DRR information. The study focuses on a particular application, AtmaGo, which was launched in Indonesia in 2015. Developed...

Cities and Climate Change: Building Resilience

Climate change is hitting South Africa hard. Summer rainfall areas are becoming drier than ever, and drought is plaguing parts of the country. With the significant drop in dam levels, urban areas are experiencing chronic water shortages. The growing water crisis affects the population, crop...

Collaborative Modeling With Fine‐Resolution Data Enhances Flood Awareness, Minimizes Differences...

Existing needs to manage flood risk in the United States are underserved by available flood hazard information. This contributes to an alarming escalation of flood impacts amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars per year and countless disrupted lives and affected communities. Making...

COVID-19: From physical distancing to community approach

Facing the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, the Flood Resilience Program of the Mexican Red Cross that is implemented as part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA) had to stop all community and face-to-face activities. Instead, the flood resilience team developed and implemented the...

Economic Costs of the 2009 Floods in the Fiji Sugar Belt and Policy Implications

The key objectives of this study are to: assess the economic costs of the recent floods on the sugarcane farmers sugar cane production and household livelihood and cane access roads and farm drainage infrastructure; and to dentify policy options for minimising flood related disaster risk in the...

Evaluation of flood risk communication materials

This brief provides a summary of two research activities: an online scan of recent flood risk communication campaigns, and analysis of questions relating to flood risk messaging and the perceived effectiveness of communications, from a national representative survey of the Australian public.

Examination of how social media can inform the management of volunteers during a flood disaster

This research examines the ways in which social media is used to organize and manage volunteers during a flood. Flooding is currently one of the top risks highlighted within the UK National Risk Register and ways to help those affected need to be explored further. Social media is a valuable tool...

Flood Management in Aqala through an Agent-Based Solution and Crowdsourcing Services in an...

Propagating crowdsourcing services via a wireless network can be an appropriate solution to using the potential of crowds in crisis management processes. The present study aimed to deploy crowdsourcing services properly to spatial urgent requests. Composing such atomic services can conquer...

How mobile phones can be used to track people’s views on resilience: key findings from Myanmar

Resilience continues to dominate the international development agenda. With financial support towards resilience-building activities increasing in recent years, funders want to see impact and value for money. Unfortunately, monitoring and evaluation of resilience is tricky. For a start, the...

Information governance for disaster risk reduction

This information governance (IG) guidance targets disaster risk management (DRM) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) leaders and practitioners in government agencies at the national and subnational level and across sectors, horizontally and vertically. This includes government collaboration...

Information management and communications in emergencies and disasters

This manual focuses on operational aspects of disaster and emergency response as well as preparing for disasters. It addresses plans for communicating with the public during emergencies and techniques for producing, exchanging, and distributing information for humanitarian organizations....

Installation of Display board at DEOC Kailali

Three display boards have also been installed at DEOC with the financial, equipment and technical support from SAFER-Nepal Project a project of Mercy Corps Nepal. The boards show the water levels of Karnali at Chisapani, Mohana at Malakheti and rainfall level of Bhaktapur, Nigali. The people of...

Knowledge management practices in disaster management: Systematic review

Examples of knowledge management (KM) practices are common in a disaster context. However, disaster management is a system with many components, and it is not clear how KM practices can be applied in all major phases of disaster management cycle. In this context, this research will answer the...

Leveraging multi modal social media data for rapid disaster damage assessment

During disaster response and recovery stages, stakeholders including governmental agencies collect disaster's impact information to inform disaster relief, resource allocation, and infrastructure reconstruction. The damage data collected using field surveys and satellite imagery are often not...

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