Flood Risk: Question Is Where, Not When

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Flood risk maps like this one from NOAA, are not glamorous or technologically exciting things. They have done their work for many years and, provided that they are up to date, are an effective way of communicating a generalized level of risk.

Flood Risk: Both the nature of these storms and floods, and their impact on property owners are getting close attention, and that is welcome because it is changing the way people think about underwriting insurances.

So stop wondering when a serious flood will happen – it is way more important to understand where the damage will be when the flood occurs.

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10 decisive energy trends

10 decisive energy trends

Solar panels modules decrease by 20% at every doubling capacity. By 2025 solar panels will be the cheapest form of electricity in many parts of the world.

10 decisive energy trends and drastically changing energy realities. That’s what DNV GL reports in its Technology Outlook 2025.

Note: this is not a futuristic prediction. It’s a picture of the impact of trends that have already been deployed, trends that will provide a new energy reality. Read More

Global temperature above 1degree

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The year 2014 went down as the warmest year since records began, but it is likely that 2015 will go beyond that level. Scientists believe that 2016 is ook shaping up as a very hot year and they expect that the one degree margin will become more firmly established in the coming years. “

Yesterday, The UK BBC reported that the world’s temperature has been risen over 1degree Celsius. If this is true, the world would be half way towards 2C, the gateway to dangerous warming.

The year 2015 continues the boundary of one degree away.

“This is the first time we’re set to reach the 1C marker and it’s clear that it is human influence driving our modern climate into uncharted territory,” said Professor Stephen Belcher from the Met Office.

Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University in The Guardian. “The Arctic has always been regarded as a bellwether because of the vicious circle that amplify human-caused warming in that particular region. And it is sending out a clear warning.”

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New dossier: Flood Risk Management for Industries and Flood Solutions

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Many companies are asking themselves whether they have entered a “new normal,” and which steps they should take – and when – to build resilience to these increased risks.

The recent increase in costly extreme weather events has provided a clear signal to many companies of the near-term risks associated with climate change.

Water Risk Management is getting top priority for industries, businesses, hospitals and (local) governments. 

Especially for business managers, we have made an overview of:

  1. Water Risk Management in 4 steps – what strategy and measurements can be taken
  2. Trends and Finding Reports
  3. Overview latest flood protecting solutions
  4. Water storage systems to protect you from stormwater
  5. Promising systems
  6. Lessons from Hurricane Sandy and more

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Who rescues pacific islands from global warming?

Vanuatu

In this part of the Pacific Ocean, the sea level rises about 7 millimeters per year. This is more than twice the world average of 3 millimeters per year.

It is difficult to say whether monster cyclone Pam is a direct result of climate change. What is certain, is that the condition of low-lying island nations in the Pacific Ocean is awkward.

Four days after cyclone ‘Pam’ hit Vanuatu, much remains unclear. About the damages, and the number of victims.

Fact is that in this part of the Pacific Ocean, the sea level rises about 7 millimeters per year. This is more than twice the world average of 3 millimeters per year. Read More

NASA Data will help forecasting Hurricanes

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Because of sea level rising, historical cities will be lost

Researchers of NASA are now able to simulate a heavy storm, typhoon or hurricane and help local authorities saving their people in an early stage.

The researchers used data, including temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction. With this model they can predict a disaster because of the climate change. Read More

A sustainable future

Changes that will take place in the fields of economy, work, society, technology, media, marketing, entrepreneurship and science. ‘Singularity’ ensures that all our problems will melt away. Not to mention 4D printing, Internet of Things, Sensors, Big Data, Google Glass and cognitive computer chips that think like we think, foresee what we need.

How many years until everyone has their own robot or drone? ‘Newism’ is the frantic beating heart of the online world; hyper-competition, globalization and super consumerism. Can you handle it? Major trends are coming our way.