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Early Warning Systems: A State of the Art Analysis and Future Directions

dc.contributorScience Divisionen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGlobalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-07T15:46:01Z
dc.date.available2020-05-07T15:46:01Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-807-3263-4en_US
dc.identifier.otherDEW/1531/NAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/32230
dc.descriptionAt a time of global changes, the world is striving to face and adapt to inevitable, possibly profound, alteration. Widening of droughts in southern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, an increasing number of disasters, severe and more frequent flooding that could imperil low-lying islands and the crowded river deltas of southern Asia, are already taking place and climate change will cause additional environmental stresses and societal crises in regions already vulnerable to natural hazards, poverty and conflicts. A global multi-hazard early warning system is needed to inform us of pending threats. This report presents a state of the art assessment of existing monitoring/early warning systems (EWS) organized according to type of environmental threats , including air quality, wildland fires, nuclear and chemical accidents, geological hazards (earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, landslides), hydro-meteorological hazards (desertification, droughts, floods, impacts of climate variability, severe weather, storms, and tropical cyclones), epidemics and food insecurity. It identifies current gaps and needs with the goal of laying out guidelines for developing a global multi-hazard early warning system.en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectEARLY WARNING SYSTEMSen_US
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIESen_US
dc.subjectOIL SPILLSen_US
dc.subjectCHEMICAL ACCIDENTSen_US
dc.subjectNUCLEAR ACCIDENTSen_US
dc.subjectGEOLOGICAL FAULTSen_US
dc.subjectEARTHQUAKESen_US
dc.subjectLANDSLIDESen_US
dc.subjectTSUNAMISen_US
dc.subjectVOLCANIC ERUPTIONSen_US
dc.subjectHYDROMETEOROLOGYen_US
dc.subjectFLOODSen_US
dc.subjectEPIDEMICSen_US
dc.subjectFOREST FIRESen_US
dc.subjectAIR QUALITYen_US
dc.subjectWATER QUALITYen_US
dc.subjectDROUGHTen_US
dc.subjectDESERTIFICATIONen_US
dc.subjectFOOD SECURITYen_US
dc.subjectCLIMATE CHANGEen_US
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTen_US
dc.titleEarly Warning Systems: A State of the Art Analysis and Future Directionsen_US
dc.typeReports and Booksen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 13 - Climate Actionen_US
wd.topicsClimate changeen_US
wd.topicsEnvironment under reviewen_US
wd.identifier.pagesnumber70 p.en_US


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