Available on-demand

Webinar
31.05.2023

Integrated solutions for flood-related-disaster risk-management strategies

Wednesday 28 June, 4pm BST

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Intro

Integrated solutions for flood-related-disaster risk-management strategies

The impact of flooding on low-income communities was profound, not only in the immediate aftermath of an event but also through its disruption to long-term infrastructure and food security. Catastrophic flooding destroyed crops, killed livestock, blocked supply routes, and ultimately increased food prices.

While international aid organizations and engineering firms worked to organize responses and alleviate the pressure of climate risk on these communities, there was a need for reliable data that could inform their efforts. This was where organizations such as Floodbase and Fathom came in.

In the webinar, specialists from the two organizations presented how they had integrated Fathom’s flood hazard maps with Floodbase’s earth observation and satellite data.

Already implemented by the World Food Programme, attendees heard in-depth case studies about how decision-makers – including country planners, disaster managers, first responders, and government focal points – had harnessed this data to achieve food security goals and strengthen decisions on protecting vulnerable communities from climate shocks.

Throughout the webinar, presenters covered:

  • Challenges and barriers in international aid and disaster risk management
  • What global flood data was available?
  • Earth observation for disaster risk management
  • Harmonizing models and observations in data-scarce contexts
  • How integrated solutions could be implemented within your organization to support decision making.

Integrated solutions for flood-related-disaster risk-management strategies

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Parametric Insurance
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Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenarios
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Statewide floodplain mapping
Fathom v FEMA flood risk
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Speakers
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Annalee Tai - Floodbase
Annalee Tai Global Partnerships Manager, Floodbase LinkedIn
Gavin Lewis Head of Engineering Visit company profile