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ESCAP launches toolkit for flood forecasting and early warning

26 Apr 2016, ESCAP

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES), has launched a toolkit that uses real-time satellite data and state-of-the-art flood modeling to improve flood forecasting in transboundary river-basins.


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 2.1 [PDF, 116Kb]National and local risk assessments based on hazard data and vulnerability information are available and include risk assessments for key sectors
  • Indicator 3.1 [PDF, 105Kb]Relevant information on disasters is available and accessible at all levels, to all stakeholders (through networks, development of information sharing systems etc)

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