As extreme weather events worsen, 7Analytics meshes AI and big data to predict flooding

As extreme weather events worsen, 7Analytics meshes AI and big data to predict flooding

October 5th, 2022

Anyone who has followed global news events of late will have noticed the devastating floods that have engulfed pretty much every corner of the world, from the U.S. and Europe, to Africa, Australia and Asia, where India and Pakistan have been hit by some of their worst floods in recent memory. By pretty much all accounts, such climate change-driven disasters are only going to get worse.

4 Innovations that can be part of India and Banbladesh's flood defences

4 Innovations that can be part of India and Banbladesh's flood defences

October 4th, 2022

Over a short period in May and June, intense rains lashed Assam, in northeastern India, and Bangladesh. As well as landslides, several rivers in the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin burst their banks. The swiftness with which floodwaters submerged towns and villages caught residents and officials off-guard. Scientists say the problem will only increase as the impacts of climate change grow.

7 Companies Secure Grants for Space Observation Tech R&D

7 Companies Secure Grants for Space Observation Tech R&D

September 30th, 2022

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration agency awarded a total of $13.8 million to seven companies and two NASA-run centers to explore emerging technologies that can support observation work in the space domain.

New Tonga Broadcasting studio and Nationwide Early Warning System

New Tonga Broadcasting studio and Nationwide Early Warning System

September 28th, 2022

A new studio building for Tonga Broadcasting Commission was commissioned by Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala, on the completion of a Nationwide Early Warning System Project (NEWS) on Tuesday, at Fasi-moe-Afi. The Emergency Siren System was demonstrated at the event on 27 September.

Vaisala launches a hyperlocalized Air Quality Forecast

Vaisala launches a hyperlocalized Air Quality Forecast

September 27th, 2022

The state-of-the-art forecast provides unmatched hyperlocal insights with down to 15-meter resolution that empower city authorities to protect communities. This new Vaisala offering combines superior air quality modeling and measurements to forecast air quality at street-level resolution – including urban landscapes, within street canyons, and even around vegetation.

Komunidad partners with DICT to strengthen local climate adaptation

Komunidad partners with DICT to strengthen local climate adaptation

September 26th, 2022

In the Philippines where an average of 20 typhoons traverse the country’s path annually, coastal communities bear the brunt of the heavy rains, storm surges and strong winds.

Java restoration pilot project is helping villagers protect their communities as climate change spurs worsening floods

Java restoration pilot project is helping villagers protect their communities as climate change spurs worsening floods

September 23rd, 2022

In a coastal community on Indonesia's Java island, villagers must constantly take soil and stones to local graveyards to secure the resting places of their dead friends and relatives - fearful that frequent flooding will sweep away the deceased.

How 4IR tech can alleviate climate change with high-resolution weather predictions

How 4IR tech can alleviate climate change with high-resolution weather predictions

September 22nd, 2022

Throughout the world, climate change damages our earth with extreme droughts, storms and flooding. This also affects source water quality and sea levels rising. We need to adapt our traditional ways of managing water to alleviate this, and fourth industrial revolution technology (4IR) can assist.

Integrating Climate Change into Nepalís Development Strategy Key to Build Resilience

Integrating Climate Change into Nepalís Development Strategy Key to Build Resilience

September 21st, 2022

The World Bank Group’s Country Climate and Development Report for Nepal underscores the urgency of building resilience to climate change and recommends policies and investments for integrated climate and development solutions for green, resilient, and inclusive development.

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