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08/02/2020
Over the past few decades, the world has seen substantial tropical cyclone (TC) damages, with the 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria entering the top-5 costliest Atlantic hurricanes ever. Calculating TC risk at a global scale, however, has proven difficult given the limited temporal and spatial information on TCs across much of the global coastline....
07/02/2020
About Asian Disaster Preparedness CenterADPC is an intergovernmental regional organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders....
07/02/2020
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted by the UN Member States in 2015, is designed to support the reduction of existing levels of risk and prevent new risks from emerging. In particular, it aims to substantially reduce disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health, and in the economic, physical, social, cultural...
07/02/2020
The GEOGLAM Crop Monitor for Early Warning (CM4EW) is an international and transparent multi-source, consensus assessment of the crop growing conditions, status, and agro-climatic conditions that are likely to impact global production. The CM4EW reports on climate hazards, such as drought, flood, and extreme weather, as well as pests and crop diseases,...
07/02/2020
In December of 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator requested the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) research new and emerging technology that could be applied to wildland fire incident response, given the loss of life that occurred in California during the fall of 2017 in...
07/02/2020
Morocco is expected to be faced with a major water shortfall prompted by either expansion in demand for water or reduction in precipitation induced by climate change. This paper examines the economywide impacts of these factors for Morocco. It uses a computable general equilibrium model augmented with submodules that trace consumption of water by uses...
07/02/2020
An accurate prediction of the breach widening rate after the onset of a levee failure is essential for flood risk assessments. Current state-of-the-art analytical breach growth relations are empirical in nature. The large variety in loading conditions, levee design, and levee construction material, combined with the limited amount of accurate measurements...
07/02/2020
Towards the Integrated Protection of Immovable and Movable Cultural Heritage from DisastersCultural heritage is increasingly exposed to disasters caused by natural and human-induced hazards such as earthquakes, floods, fires, typhoons, theft, terrorism, etc. Recent examples include fires in the Shuri Castle and the Notre-Dame de Paris in 2019, the National....Date: 02-14 Sep 2020
07/02/2020
Towards the Integrated Protection of Immovable and Movable Cultural Heritage from DisastersCultural heritage is increasingly exposed to disasters caused by natural and human-induced hazards such as earthquakes, floods, fires, typhoons, theft, terrorism, etc. Recent examples include fires in the Shuri Castle and the Notre-Dame de Paris in 2019, the National....Date: 02-14 Sep 2020
07/02/2020
This study treats the long-term impact of climate change on economic activity across countries, using a stochastic growth model where labor productivity is affected by country-specific climate variables—defined as deviations of temperature and precipitation from their historical norms. Using a panel data set of 174 countries over the years...

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