Risk Identification & Assessment

Globally, cases of COVID-19 and related deaths are lower in June 2022 than they were at the beginning of the year. But the infection numbers are rising. Africa is no exception.
Known for precise, planetary-scale measurements, NASA is improving its decades-long effort to observe and understand sea levels to help communities prepare for the effects of Earth’s rising ocean.
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Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
The dangerous extremes are expected to topple records as the effects of climate change continue to shift weather patterns.
China's southern regions are suffering from flood disasters since the flood season began in June. Our reporter talks to experts at China's Ministry of Water Resources about the causes of floods as well as the ministry's disaster relief and control work.
A new study led by the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station examines the context surrounding the fires and offers insight into the historical role of large, high-severity fires—and the future of wildfires—west of the Cascades.
The winner of the World Meteorological Organization’s most prestigious award has called for an international centre for climate modelling and prediction, saying that this is vital for leveraging scarce financial and human resources.
African women carrying water back to their villages.
Large areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are currently in the grip of a severe drought. An estimated 16.7 million people face acute food insecurity. That’s more than the combined populations of Austria and Switzerland.
People walk in the street of central Athens during a heatwave in Athens, Greece (2017)
The Municipality of Athens is launching a messaging service that will provide immediate information on the weather conditions that prevail in Athens during the summer period, as well as on the measures that must be taken for people’s protection.
Techniques used in weather forecasting can be repurposed to provide individuals with a personalized assessment of their risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other viruses, according to new research published by Caltech scientists.