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Australian evacuation app takes prize in un global app challenge

Environ Systems Research Inst; UNISDR

'Guardian Evacuations' the winning application in the UN Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge, is a very significant contribution to building the resilience of user-communities. This app, not only shows the user where to find the closest location evacuation center, but allows them to see traffic information, weather, and potential flood and fire risk areas in real time...

  • Farmers experiment with old and new to adapt to climate change

    TRF

    'We used to grow just wheat at my farm. Now you are seeing farmers grow oil seeds, pulses and wheat - some of those crops are more drought-tolerant,' Gordon Bacon, chief executive of Pulse Canada said. 'We can’t stop change, we have to adapt to it...

  • Nepal disaster preparedness needs to go local

    IRIN

    'One of the challenges is that if the infrastructure is not regularly tested by natural disasters or simulations, it is hard to maintain or scale up momentum,' NRRC's Reddick explained. By contrast, Bangladesh sees regular flooding in the same locations, meaning its warning, mitigation...

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