Implemented by the European Commission as part of the Copernicus Programme


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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  • May 11, 2022, 1:40 p.m.

    KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, April 2022

    Cover Image: Local transport infrastructure was heavily damaged during the floods. President Cyril Ramaphosa visited flood-stricken parts of KwaZulu-Natal to offer support to affected communities and assess the response of government …


  • April 12, 2022, 10:30 a.m.

    Floods and landslides in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, February to March 2022

    Floods and landslides in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, February to March 2022

    The state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil saw devastating floods and landslides after several spates of torrential rain …


  • March 25, 2022, 6:58 a.m.

    Glofas Annual Survey

    Dear GloFAS community,

    We are eager to know how useful the provided GloFAS service is for your purpose and learn how we can improve the products and service to make them even better for you. …


  • 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 …