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Towards impact-based communication during emergencies: development of site-specific warning services in Catalonia

Author
Melendez, E.; Sempere-Torres, D.; Berenguer, M.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
EGU2020 European Geosciences Union General Assembly
Date of publication
2020
Presentation's date
2020-05-08
Book of congress proceedings
EGU General Assembly 2020 meeting programme
First page
1
Last page
1
DOI
10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-1011
URL
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/EGU2020-1011.html Open in new window
Abstract
Early warning systems are a critical element for flood risk reduction. If properly designed and disseminated, flood warnings can empower citizens and communities at risk by enhancing their preparedness and their response capacity during a flood event to reduce the possibility of personal injury or loss of life. Nevertheless, the reported situations where citizens did not react to warnings keep increasing, regardless if timely warnings were issued in the area. Receiving an official flood warning ...
Group of research
CRAHI - Center of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology

Participants