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


News and Events

  • July 20, 2022, 4:28 p.m.

    Legacy GloFAS version 2.1 decommissioned mid-September

    We would like to inform users of GloFAS data that after mid-September the legacy version of GloFAS, version 2.1, will be decommissioned and no longer produce data. Data previously produced by this version of GloFAS …

  • July 19, 2022, 4:47 p.m.

    Floods in Montana, USA, June 2022

    GloFAS Bulletin, July 2022

    by Richard Davies, floodlist

    Headline Image Credits: National Park Service, Northeast Entrance Road washed out near Soda Butte, Yellowstone National Park, USA.


  • June 14, 2022, 6:09 a.m.

    Floods in Bangladesh, May 2022

    GLOFAS Bulletin, June 2022

    by Richard Davies, floodlist

    Flooding in north-eastern Bangladesh in May 2022 affected around 2 million people according to the United Nations.

    Flooding affected the …

  • 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 …