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FEMA’s New Data Viz Tool Helps Communities Understand the Risk and Impact of Disasters

FEMA’s New Data Viz Tool Helps Communities Understand the Risk and Impact of Disasters | green infographics | Scoop.it

FEMA just launched a new data visualization tool aimed at help communities better understand the risk and impact of disasters. The tool charts historical disaster declaration data reaching back to 1953, giving a clear, county-specific picture of the type of disasters that have struck and how much FEMA spent on assistance. With this knowledge, communities can be better prepared for the unexpected and put their focus where it matters most.

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The Neighborhood Data Portal Every City Needs

The Neighborhood Data Portal Every City Needs | green infographics | Scoop.it
Los Angeles rolls out interactive neighborhood health profiles covering everything from crime stats to obesity rates.

As the open data movement has matured, public city-wide vital stats have come to feel more like a citizen's right than a civic innovation. This is where things should head next: Take all of that data, map it, connect the dots between public health, land use, economics, education, crime and housing. And portray those patterns – and the inequality they often reveal – down to the neighborhood level.


Los Angeles has recently done just this, rolling out a web tool as part of its Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles that maps a tremendous number of metrics about life in the region, at both the city and neighborhood scales. Just a sampling of the dozens of metrics, via the portal from the L.A. Department of City Planning, the L.A. County Department of Public Health and The California Endowment:

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An Interactive Flood Tool to Calculate Climate Change Risks

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A new interactive tool estimates the economic, urban, and demographic risks through 2030.

According to the World Resources Institute, river floods affect 21 million people in the world every year. In 2030, that number could rise to 54 million, with climate change driving the increase and urbanization putting more people in harm's way...

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, March 26, 12:07 PM

A valuable tool for urban planners. Honolulu also has similar tools to map the expected loss of shorelines due to rising sea levels.  If climatic trends continue, much of Waikiki and the Ewa Plain will be subject to flooding and rendered unihabitible.  Beach erosion is just the beginning of our urban problems.  Aloha, Russ.

Judit Urquijo's curator insight, March 29, 12:33 PM

Información útil

Descarga: web

Precio: gratuita

Idioma: inglés

Website del desarrollador: World Resources Institute


Descripción

El Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer es una herramienta web interactiva diseñada para mostrar mediante modelos los daños de las inundaciones sobre los entornos urbanos, el PIB y la población, pudiendo consultar esta información tanto desde el punto de vista de la nación, la cuenca hidrográfica o el estado.


Una vez seleccionado el ámbito, la aplicación permite seleccionar el nivel de protección contra inundaciones medido en años, que hace referencia a los tipos de sistemas construidos para prevenir las inundaciones y que normalmente suelen estar dimensionados en función de los períodos de retorno.


En base a los citados criterios, la herramienta presenta los costes generados por las inundaciones en base a datos de 2010. La aplicación también permite a los usuarios estimar el riesgo futuro, realizando proyecciones en el contexto de tres escenarios climático y socioeconómicos distintos.  


Más información

http://www.citylab.com/weather/2015/03/calculating-the-cost-of-river-floods-in-an-age-of-climate-change/387154/

http://floods.wri.org/#/

http://www.wri.org/resources/maps/aqueduct-global-flood-analyzer

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Mapping Global Water Stress

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Water scarcity is likely to be one of the great problems facing the planet this century. Various risk factors contribute to the scarcity of clean water. A new mapping tool from the World Resources Institute visualizes how those risk factors can combine to create large problems, or how conditions can be improved to reduce the potential for water shortages between now and 2095.

The Water Risk Atlas shows how variable environmental conditions, human activities and regulatory environments affect the stability of water sources all over the world. One-year and three-year socioeconomic droughts can be displayed, as can baseline water stress, seasonal variability, inter-annual variability, and flood frequency. The tool also shows projected water stress levels for the years 2025, 2050 and 2095, under three different climate change scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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