Science and technology

This theme adresses how science and technology can contribute to DRR, including approaches and initiatives to bring scientific and technical knowledge into practice and policy, approaches for multidisciplinary engagement, good practice in scientific and technical aspects of DRR, and citizen science.

Latest Science & technology additions in the Knowledge Base

Antigua and Barbuda Hurricane Damage
Research briefs
Galveston Island was used as an example to predict damage that would occur as a result of hurricanes of varying intensities.
Texas A&M University System
Update
Across Uganda, the impacts of climate change are threatening food security and diminishing precious water resources. In response, local innovators are pioneering adaptation solutions for farmers in rural and urban settings.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
2019-20 Australian Bushfires
Research briefs
Australian scientists are getting closer to detecting bushfires in record time, thanks to cube satellites with onboard AI now able to detect fires from space 500 times faster than traditional on-ground processing of imagery.
University of South Australia
Hurricane in the Caribbean, palm tree on a beach
Update
Dozens of researchers teamed up in 2023 to form the Caribbean Climate Adaptation Network to connect scientists with communities and government agencies in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to provide information to prepare for climate extremes.
Conversation Media Group, the
Event - Disaster Forensics
Update
Amidst the escalating toll of disasters, the Humanitarian Network and Partnerships Weeks recently convened a session titled "Applied Disaster Forensics: Learn from the past to build a resilient future."
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Rockfall blocks a road followin heavy rain
Update
The landslide in Brienz (GR) in 2023 kept Switzerland on tenterhooks for weeks. Researchers from ETH Zurich, WSL and SLF used a model to provide a highly accurate blind prediction of where the sliding mass would come to rest.
ETH Zurich
wave
Update
Simulations of underwater earthquakes and landslides in the Ionian Sea found that they could generate tsunami waves as high as 2.5 meters in southern Italy.
Temblor
Update
A team of scientists and engineers have created a new computer model that can inform key decision-making and guide flood prevention efforts both now and in the future.
United States Geological Survey

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