Experience with Earth Observation Tools for Flood Extent: Analysis of Five Regional Flooding Events

Category Use Case
Provider Organization EOTEC DevNet Thematic Working Group on Floods
Point of Contact EOTEC DevNet Secretariat
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lajMwWINzhg5V2jtLYn4wmCv6id2X46S/view?usp=sharing
Length of Training
Geographic Domain Global
Geographic Focus Global
Language English
Description Drawing on five analyses of regional flooding events, this document provides insight on the use of flood extent tools before, during, and after a crisis. Its purpose is to support flood managers and responders in understanding the use of tools and datasets in various circumstances, with attention to Earth observation-related (EO) tools, particularly. Members of EOTEC DevNet’s four regional flood working groups analyzed these five events: ● Central America: Hurricane-related (Eta and Iota) flooding, 2020 ● Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India: Rockfall-triggered flood, 2021 ● Ebro River Basin, Spain: Heavy rainfall and snowmelt-triggered flooding, 2021 ● Malawi: Cyclone-related flooding (Ana and Gombe), 2022 ● Maluku Province (Ambon Island), Indonesia: Heavy rainfall-triggered flooding, 2022 Thanks to those who contributed to this synthesis: Vida Akyeampong (Africa community of practice) Sergio Camacho (Americas community of practice) João Fernandes (Europe community of practice) Jean Hounkpe (Africa community of practice) Fabiola Yépez (Americas community of practice task team lead)
Target Audience
Level of Complexity Low
Product Format None
License Type None
Recording Available False
Status Complete
Input By EOTEC DevNet Secretariat
Updated Date June 8, 2023, 2:11 p.m.
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