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Global Flood Awareness System:

The aim of the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) is to support preparatory measures as well as emergency response to predicted and ongoing major flood events at global scale
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  • Dec. 9, 2020, 10:45 a.m.

    GloFAS 2.2. System Upgrade

    On 9 December 2020, the Global Flood Awareness System was upgraded to version 2.2. This includes the following features and new products:

    • Upgraded reporting point graphs, showing antecedent condition and forcing information.
    • New initial …

  • Dec. 3, 2020, 3:54 p.m.

    Global Dialogue Platform anticipatory hub session

    We invite you to participate in the 8th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action held virtually from the 8-10 December 2020.

    ECMWF will host an interactive session on ‘Floods, droughts, fire and …


  • Oct. 28, 2020, 8:27 a.m.

    Join us at the Global Flood Partnership virtual conference!

    The Global Flood Partnership (GFP) is organizing four webinars as a replacement for the GFP annual in person meeting. These 2 hour long webinars are provided at no cost and take place November 4th, 11th, …


  • Sept. 25, 2020, 3:44 p.m.

    Emergency flood bulletins for Cyclones Idai and Kenneth: new GloFAS paper out now

    In 2019, forecasts from the Copernicus Emergency Management Service’s Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) were used to provide real-time emergency flood forecast bulletins to support international humanitarian decision-making ahead of and during two devastating tropical …


  • July 20, 2020, 5:46 a.m.

    GloFAS used for fastest forecast based financing allocation in UN history

    The UN released $5.2 million dollars in humanitarian aid to the people of Bangladesh on 4 July to prepare before a forecast flood peak in mid-July. The finance trigger was based on the Copernicus Emergency …