DisasterAWARE – A GLOBAL ALERTING PLATFORM FOR FLOOD EVENTS Conference Proceeding uri icon



  • Abstract. The rising number of flooding events combined with increased urbanization is contributing to significant economic losses due to damages to structures and infrastructures. From a risk reduction and resilience perspective, it is not only essential to forecast flood risk and potential impacts, but also to disseminate the information to stakeholders on the ground for rapid implementation of mitigation and response measures. This paper provides (i) an introduction to DisasterAWARE®, a global alerting system, that is used to disseminate flood risk information to stakeholders across the globe, and (ii) a discussion of the models implemented using earth observation data (Synthetic Aperture Radar and optical imagery) for near real-time assessment of flood severity and potential flood impacts to infrastructures. While the models are still in their nascent stage, a case study implementation of the models for the 2020 flooding event in Africa is presented to showcase the model integration with DisasterAWARE®.;

publication date

  • November 17, 2020

has restriction

  • gold

Date in CU Experts

  • January 11, 2021 10:25 AM

Full Author List

  • Sharma P; Wang J; Zhang M; Woods C; Kar B; Bausch D; Chen Z; Tiampo K; Glasscoe M; Schumann G

author count

  • 12

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Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2194-9050

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 107

end page

  • 113


  • VI-3/W1-2020