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UN SPIDER Recommended Best Practice: Flood Hazard Assessment Capacity Building and Training Material

UN SPIDER Recommended Best Practice: Flood Hazard Assessment

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Flood hazard assessments are critical to identifying areas at risk and taking relevant preparation and mitigation measures to address the hazard. Using the HEC-RAS 2D model for preparing flood hazard maps, this Recommended Practice explains how to identify flood-prone areas and exposed infrastructure. Through its focus on the prevention and mitigation stages of the disaster management cycle, it complements the Recommended Practice on Flood Mapping and Damage Assessment with Sentinel-2, also developed by SUPARCO.

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International Water Management Institute

IWMI is a research-for-development (R4D) organization, with offices in 13 countries and a global network of scientists operating in more than 30 countries. For over three decades, our research results have led to changes in water management that have contributed to social and economic development. IWMI’s Vision reflected in its Strategy 2019-2023, is ‘a water-secure world’.

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Hydro-diplomacy: The role of space-derived data in advancing water security

Water scarcity is one of the greatest threats faced by humanity of our time – in 2019, more than two billion people experience high water stress (UN-Water 2019) and approximately four billion people suffer from severe water scarcity for at least one month per year (Mekonnen and Hoekstra 2016). This worsening problem increases the risk of international conflict over water resources breaking out, given that there are over 270 transboundary river basins, and three-quarters of UN Member States share at least one river or lake basin with a neighbour (UN News 2017).

Use of space-based technology to search for alternate sources of water in Tharparkar

In Pakistan’s southern province, Sindh, lies the world’s only fertile desert in the world. The Tharparkar Desert stretches till the southeastern parts of Punjab, joining the Cholistan Desert. Tharparkar District is the largest of 29 districts in Sindh. According to Integrated Water Resource Management Practices to Alleviate Poverty – A Model of Desert Development in Tharparkar, Pakistan, the Thar is, people of Thar, have their livelihoods dependent on 'rainfall and livestock rearing, which is critical to household food security.'

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Strategic Strengthening of Flood Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan Project / Mission / Initiative / Community Portal

Strategic Strengthening of Flood Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan

This project aims at developing a flood early warning system and building capacity in Pakistan to manage floods. The flood early warning system is primarily composed of Indus-IFAS, an interface mounted with two hydrological models IFAS (Integrated Flood Analysis System ) and RRI (Rainfall Runoff Innundation) models developed by International Centre for Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)  and the use of satellite based rainfall estimates "Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP)" including a correction interface developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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