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Thursday, April 2, 2015

April 3, 2015

2nd GEO-CIEHLYC Water Cycle Capacity-Building Workshop

The “Comunidad para la Informacion Espacial e Hidrografica para Latinoamerica y el Caribe” (CIEHLYC) in partnership with the Comisión Colombiana del Océano (CCO), the GEO Secretariat, NASA, NOAA, El Centro de Investigaciones Oceanográficas e Hidrográficas del Caribe (CIOH), and the Escuela Naval de Colombia (ENAP) are partnering in the organization of the Second Water Capacity Building Workshop of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO); The event will take place in Cartagena, Colombia during May 19 – 22, 2015. The courses will be taught by leading experts in hydrology, data management, oceanography, and remote sensing applications... Read More

What happened this week?

Chile. Floods leave 17 dead, 20 missing and communities pleading for help: Chile’s government said that 17 people have been killed and 20 are still missing after torrential rains caused flooding in a northern desert region... Read More

Colombia. Rainy season: 6 people have been killed and 1,440 families affected in the departments of Cundinamarca and the Andean zone... Read More

Peru. Utcumba, Bagua province: heavy rain of more than six hours cause overflow and flooding in this city... Read More

Interesting Facts

Drought in São Paulo. February 2015 was the wettest month in the region around São Paulo since 1995, with rainfall 36% above the historical average... Read More 

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Amid record-low snowpack, California orders mandatory curbs on water use. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced a sweeping executive order that imposes mandatory water restrictions as the state copes with a historic drought and water shortage... Read More 

Japan: a world leader in disaster prevention. Japan is a world-leader in thwarting the risk of natural disasters... Read More

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