Science and Technology

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
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For IDDRR 2021, the DRM PPG spoke to Jenty Kirsch-Wood, Head of Global Risk Management and Reporting at the UN Office for Disaster Risk Management, on a range of topics around disaster risk reduction, and the importance of the IDDRR campaign.
On the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, a look at how communities around the world are using new ways of collecting data to reduce vulnerability to disasters.
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Disastrous events are often proclaimed as a Black Swan—an unlikely and unexpected occurrence, but a closer study often reveals them to be Black Elephants—hazards that are known and understood but not addressed.
Dr. Nuraini Rahma Hanifa works with the Research Center for Geotechnology, Research Organization of Earth Sciences, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), previously known as Indonesia Institute of Sciences (LIPI).
Research by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has shown that the world is likely to warm much earlier than previously anticipated. Losses from disasters will undermine economic growth and poverty reduction in the Asia-Pacific.
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Using a combination of machine learning and decision-making methods, researchers evaluate flood risk in Jiroft city, Iran.
New datasets have been extracted from Regional Climate Models to estimate the frequency of extreme temperatures and precipitation events until 2100.
A new book presents recent advances in the modeling and remote sensing of droughts and floods of use to emergency response organizations and policy makers on a global scale.