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Faster, more accurate flood warnings through EU research

EC

'We have developed mobile apps so that flood wardens in the UK can walk along river banks, and take tagged pictures if they think there is something of concern,' says project coordinator Fabio Ciravegna from the University of Sheffield. In Italy, an evaluation involving some 500 volunteers simulating a flood in the city of Vicenza was completed at the end of March 2014...

  • California, US: Groundwater reform more important than water bond

    PublicCEO

    'Increasing the security and enforceability of groundwater and surface-water rights is the most effective action the Legislature can take to help this dry state weather droughts and reduce water costs to cities and farms,' writes Jay Lund, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Thomas Harter, a groundwater specialist...

  • Once países del Caribe definen sus prioridades en reducción del riesgo de desastres

    ECHO; UNISDR AM

    El Documento País es una iniciativa que busca describir avances y brindar una visión integral de la situación de la RRD, sirviendo como referencia para impulsar políticas públicas y orientar la programación y financiamiento de acciones por parte de las instancias que conforman y colaboran en esta temática...

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