The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Disaster Preparedness

Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) Disaster Preparedness Training

Up-to-date and accessible information is essential to providing an effective, coordinated response to disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and tropical storms. The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) provides near real-time data, alerts, and impact assessments that can be accessed online. ARSET is offering a webinar on the GDACS system this February. The training is targeted at local, regional, state, federal, and international organizations in the public and private sectors involved in disaster management. In this two-hour webinar, participants will learn how they can use GDACS to monitor real-time disasters, assess the impacts of an event, and develop response strategies for both national and international events. Read More...

Adapting to climate change, focus on Disaster Risk Prevention in a long term perspective

This WWF7 Thematic Session (1.3.4) focuses on disaster risk prevention as compared to crisis management, which is more common in most countries. Emphasis is given to the Netherlands' approach through its Dutch Delta Programme. Other approaches are explored and examined for their strengths and shortcomings.

Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 14:40-16:40 (GMT +09:00)
Venue: EXCO (building) – third floor
DEC_310 (Room 324)
Daegu, South Korea
http://eng.worldwaterforum7.org/program/program.asp?program_seq=529

Coordinator: Alterra Wageningen University and Research Centre (Alterra)
Co-Coordinator: Deltares, the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, AGWA Read More...

World Water Forum 7: Thematic Process 1.3

This Theme of WWF7 falls under the Pillar of “Water Security for All.” Theme 1.3 specifically addresses “Adapting to Change: Managing Risks and Uncertainty for Resilience and Disaster Preparedness.” Throughout the week there will be many individual Thematic Sessions addressing this topic and its associated challenges. Read More...