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Global Flood Partnership

Abstract: 
Under the leadership of JRC, the international scientific community has gathered over the past years and has started a dialogue with international response organisations (including European Commission, World Bank, United Nations WFP and OCHA, IFRC), national flood authorities (including Brazil and Namibia) as well as meteorological authorities (including WMO and ECMWF), public and private stakeholders in flood management (including reinsurance and space industry) and the scientific community (in particular the Dartmouth Flood Observatory). In this context, a concept for a Global Flood Partnership is being proposed. The vision of such a partnership is to provide operational globally applicable flood forecasting and monitoring tools as well as services, complementary to national capabilities, for better managing current and future flood risk and reducing flood disaster impacts.