The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) recently launched the second edition of the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR 2010). The objective of this 2x2 weeks course is to train professionals and specialists from both developed and developing countries in the field of natural disaster prevention, especially hydrometeorological disasters and/or those related to climate change.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
(International Cooperation on Civil Protection)
The Cairo based World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean published in 2007 the WHO e-Atlas of disaster risk for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Volume 1: Exposure to natural hazards. The e-Atlas uses geographic information systems and various disaster models to assist disaster management decision-makers, particularly those in the countries of this Region regularly experiencing disasters, to reduce health risks to vulnerable populations due to emergencies and health crises.
Monday, 15 February 2010
The EC funded CIRCE project - Climate Change Impacts and Research: the Mediterranean Environment - aims at developing an integrated assessment of the climate change impacts in the Mediterranean area.
Friday, 12 February 2010
No current events.