Publication
Title
Lessons from flood early warning systems
Author
Abstract
Success stories from the developed and developing world show that EWS are a useful tool to save lives, prevent damage and enhance the resilience of a society. Despite the substantial technical progress, from an operational point of view, major challenges remain to achieve the potential benefits of EWS, in particular in communicating risk information and early warnings to emergency services and the population at-risk and consequently trigger response actions. Case studies from Europe (Belgium) and Africa (Egypt, Mali) demonstrate the actual use of EWS for flood emergency response. Recommendations are consequently provided to better trigger a response from stakeholders at all levels and across sectors (authorities and at-risk population) and to realise benefits that go beyond flood risk reduction, but also address climate change adaptation. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Environmental science & policy. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : Elsevier sci ltd, 2016
ISSN
1462-9011
Volume/pages
58(2016), p. 117-122
ISI
000370900400012
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 05.04.2016
Last edited 17.08.2017
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