TCP 4

TCP 4 – Manage natural hazards and technological accidents

Need for a solid approach to efficiently exploit lessons learnt from past floods

Capability Gap [4.CGF.20] Need for a solid approach to efficiently exploit lessons learnt from past floods Background Another gap identified during the Flash Flood workshop is related with the overall lessons learnt process. More specifically, the need for the adoption of a solid approach to efficiently exploit lessons learnt form past floods was identified. Better …

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Need for standardized information sharing among all stakeholders engaged in response to flash flood events.

Capability Gap [4.CGF.19] Need for standardized information sharing among all stakeholders engaged in response to flash flood events. Background Standardisation aspects that need to be considered in order to efficiently exploit lessons learnt from a past flash flood event, were also discussed during the Flash Flood workshop. It was agreed between the invited exerts that …

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Need for solutions to efficiently archive past flood events (both for prevention and preparedness) in a standardized format and make them accessible to practitioners and relevant stakeholders.

Capability Gap [4.CGF.18] Need for solutions to efficiently archive past flood events (both for prevention and preparedness) in a standardized format and make them accessible to practitioners and relevant stakeholders. Background In the aftermath of a flash flood, it is of vital importance to have a coherent picture of the event (conditions under which it …

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Need for improving awareness of population toward natural hazards alerts

Capability Gap [4.CGF.17] Need for improving awareness of population toward natural hazards alerts Background Apart from the need for an automated real time situational awareness, discussed under 4.CGF.13, and the need to disseminate scientific and technical flash flood information to the authorities, discussed under  4.CGF.11, it is also important to improve the general population awareness …

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Need for efficient and specific rescue plans in case of flash floods

Capability Gap [4.CGF.16] Need for efficient and specific rescue plans in case of flash floods Background During the prevention phase of the disaster management cycle for flash floods appropriate rescue plans need to be developed for every flash flood prone area and be in place so as to be exploited during the response phase. The …

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Need for efficient and specific rescue means in case of flash flood

Capability Gap [4.CGF.15] Need for efficient and specific rescue means in case of flash flood Background During the response phase of a flash flood event, a persisting gap seems to be the exploitation of appropriate rescue means. Efficient and specific means need to develop and widely applied for a robust response. Existing rescue systems (e.g., …

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Need for robust & resilient communications means in case of natural hazards

Capability Gap [4.CGF.14] Need for robust & resilient communications means in case of natural hazards Background The analysis of this gap revealed, the need to identify ways to better disseminate the outcomes weather forecasting and flood modelling to the authorities emerged. Considering the fact that that in both weather forecasting and flood modelling the probabilistic …

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Need for an automatically real time situational awareness and decision support systems

Capability Gap [4.CGF.13] Need for an automatically real time situational awareness and decision support systems Background Due to the quick evolution of a flash flood, as also discussed under 4.CGF.12, those who operate in the field (First Responders, volunteers and other representatives from the local authorities), as well as those who coordinate the crisis management, …

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Need for full exploitation of aerial means and Earth Observation during the response phase of a flood event and their incorporation in real time situational awareness systems.

Capability Gap [4.CGF.12] Need for full exploitation of aerial means and Earth Observation during the response phase of a flood event and their incorporation in real time situational awareness systems. Background One of the characteristics of a flash flood is a very quick evolution, so a close follow up is needed to organise the rescue …

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Need for better dissemination of scientific/technical information related to flash flood event to the authorities.

Capability Gap [4.CGF.11] Need for better dissemination of scientific/technical information related to flash flood event to the authorities. Background The analysis of this gap revealed, the need to identify ways to better disseminate the outcomes weather forecasting and flood modelling to the authorities emerged. Considering the fact that that in both weather forecasting and flood …

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