Transport infrastructure damaged by floods has a detrimental impact on recovery – the Irish experience

To plan, prevent, prepare, protect and recover after a hazard such as a flood, a thorough understanding of the impact such an occurrence might have at various levels is required. There is no doubt that floods are the amongst the most common and widespread natural disasters. Flooding may have considerable impacts on people and society, … Lire la suite

CEMS WEEKS begins its cycle of conferences on floods

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS) celebrates CEMS Week 2021, in which an update of the Service will be made, and will dedicate a series of talks with experts, political leaders in the management of the emergencies, and users of this service. In this great virtual Conference, you will be able to learn first-hand about … Lire la suite

Let’s take action now before it’s too late!

National and regional governments, local authorities and communities, water corporations, and scientists must collaborate urgently to enhance flood prevention, warning, coordination, and emergency management tools at the local level in disaster risk reduction programs. The necessity for immediate action became obvious following the flooding events that occurred around the world in 2021. Many people worldwide … Lire la suite

Measuring inequality in community resilience to natural disasters using large-scale mobility data

The scientific journal Nature has recently published an article under the title Measuring inequality in community resilience to natural disasters using large-scale mobility data[1]. In it, a team of researchers – Boyeong Hong, Bartosz J. Bonczak, Arpit Gupta & Constantine E. Kontokosta – have developed a generalizable method that uses large-scale Smartphone geolocation data to … Lire la suite

Floods and slides in Indonesia and Timor: displaced peopel as a result of natural disasters

Indonesia has suffered 1.030 natural disasters so far in 2021, including earthquakes, floods, landslides, fires and tornadoes, which, not counting the victims of the lates floods, caused 282 deaths. Landslides and flash floods are frequent in the Indonesian archipelago, especially in the rainy season.  Environmental defenders claim that deforestation favors these catastrophes. The National Disaster … Lire la suite

Reflecting on French Flood Policy in the Pays de la Loire Region

In the French Pays de la Loire region, where AA-Floods partner Université de Nantes is located, heavy rains in early- to mid-February caused flooding or evacuations due to flood risk in the towns of Ancenis, Rochefort-sur-Loire, several towns in the Vendée department, and towns in the wetlands southwest of Nantes, among others. Warnings issued on … Lire la suite