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Uganda – JRC's early flood warning system triggers pre-disaster humanitarian action
18 November 2015, JRC - IES
To prevent waterborne diseases (e.g. dysentery) brought on by floods, the Red Cross last week distributed preparedness items to households in flood-prone villages 300 km north-east of Uganda’s capital, Kampala. This is the first time in the history of the International Red Cross that pre-disaster humanitarian action was taken based on a a scientific forecast of flood risk. The forecast, which was based on the JRC’s Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS), proved to be correct as the area was subsequently flooded following heavy rainfall.

Launch of the EMEG website
17 November 2015, JRC - IES
Today marks the launch of the European Microbiology Expert Group (EMEG) website, which provides information on the implementation of alternative methods for testing the microbiological drinking water quality under the EU Drinking Water Directive (Council Directive 98/83/EC of 3 November 1998 on the quality of water intended for human consumption).

Effects of 25 years of regional weather variability on crop yields in France
16 November 2015, JRC - IES
France is the EU’s largest producer of wheat and maize, and has collected a unique high-quality statistical dataset on crop yields at département level for over 25 years. The presence of different climatic regions makes France an ideal test-case to investigate the role of climate variability on crop yields and to better understand the impacts of future climate change.



River Thames flood in July 2007


PEER workshop on extreme hydrological events
Extreme hydrological events workshop, 19-20 May 2015
19 May 2015, Water, CEH
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology organised a workshop on extreme hydrological events, held in Wallingford, UK.

Nature and Urban Wellbeing: Nature-Based Solutions to Societal Challenge
18 May 2015, Biodiversity and Land Use, CEH
Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) is a rapidly emerging concept covering a range of approaches which use natural processes and species to address societal challenges. Of particular interest are solutions to problems of ecological quality and human health and wellbeing in urban environments – and their rural hinterlands – as well as reducing their global footprints. See more at: