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Monday, September 15th, 2014

UNESCO to Upgrade Pakistan’s Flood Forecasting System

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a project aimed at upgrading the flood forecasting and early warning systems of Pakistan. Chief Meteorologist at the Pakistan Met Department Mohammad Riaz says the project...

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

India and Pakistan’s Epic Flooding Meets Real-time Social Media Mapping

Widespread flooding in India and Pakistan has claimed the lives of more than 450 people, marking the worst flooding in the region in the past 60 years. The heaviest recorded monsoon rains (64 percent above average) have...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Beijing Invests $580 million on Flood Protection

Beijing has allocated 3.5 billion yuan ($580 million) to improve drainage on 43 major overpasses in areas prone to flooding. However experts say that in addition to these improvements, the capital needs to incorporate the underground drainage...

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Government and University Team for a GIS for Southwest Vietnam

The Ho Chi Minh City National University has worked with the southwest provinces of Dong Thap, Soc Trang, Can Tho and Long An to implement "Mekong Delta geographic information systems" (MGIS). According to Professor, Academician Nguyen Van...

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Russia Gives India, UK Satellite Images of Disaster Areas

Russia’s space agency said Wednesday that it has supplied fresh satellite images to assist Britain and India cope with unfolding natural disasters blighting the two nations. The Resurs-P satellite launched by Russia last summer on Thursday photographed...

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

TRMM Satellite Calculates System 91Ws Deadly Philippine Flooding

People in the southern Philippines are used to heavy rainfall this time of the year but rainfall totals have recently been exceptionally high. A tropical low known as System 91W, located northeast of Mindanao has been an...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Chinese Cities Move Toward Farsighted Planning

A desirable urban drainage system should be completed in all cities within 10 years, according to the proposal on urban construction, released by the State Council on Monday. This speaks volumes about the importance the central authorities...

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Lessons from Bangladesh Flood Inform New Flood Damage Reporting Method

Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed a new approach to calculate the cost of damage caused by flooding. The method combines information on land use with data on the vulnerability of the area to calculate...

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Satellite Imagery Comes to Aid of Pakistan Flooding

Monsoon rains have lead to widespread flooding in the Punjab and Sindh Province's of Pakistan, where over 130 people have been reported killed and government reports indicate that as many as 1 million may be affected. The...

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Record Rainfall Hits Western Japan

One woman was killed and two men were missing after a record rainfall flooded extensive areas in the western prefectures of Yamaguchi and Shimane on July 28, officials said. Japan Meteorological Agency officials said it was the...

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