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Geospatial Technologies in Disaster Risk Reduction

August 9th, 2017
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Most people are familiar with the Global Positioning System (GPS) being a technology that has become increasingly prevalent in day-to-day life. Geographic Information System (GIS) however is less well-known, but without GIS, GPS could not possibly be used to its full potential. GPS is a satellite-based navigation system, and GIS is a software program designed

Soil Piping

August 9th, 2017
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Soil piping – Should it be a concern for our beautiful islands in its peak of its development era What is soil piping? Piping occurs when water erodes  beneath the surface of the ground creating an underground tunnel known as soil pipe. This usually begins as small pores underground and are enlaged with increase erosion,

Biological Hazard

August 9th, 2017
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This past December marked the 32nd Anniversary of the Bhopal disaster—3,000 people were killed and another 170,000 injured when a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, leaked chemical substances into the air. Regarded by many as one of history’s worst industrial accidents, Bhopal remains a horrific reminder of risks we continue to face today in an

Coastal Erosion Hazard

August 9th, 2017
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Erosion is the loss or displacement of land along the coastline due to action of wave, current, tides wind-driven water, or other impact of storm or tropical cyclone, it also means the loss or displacement of land due to the action of wind, runoff or surface water or ground water seepage. Why does coastal erosion

Tropical Cyclone Bondo and Fantala

August 9th, 2017
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The 10 Year Difference on between two Tropical Cyclone on Farquhar : Tropical Cyclone Bondo and Fantala   The Farquhar Atoll has been hit by two tropical cyclone in last decade. In December 2006 tropical Cyclone ‘Bondo’ made landfall and 10 year later the Atoll was again hit by  the Tropical Cyclone ‘Fantala’ in March

Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development

August 3rd, 2017
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If you remember my last blog was about Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) being everyone’s responsibility, this is also true for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda 2030. Recently two of DRDM staff along with various Government and Private Stakeholders attended a two-day national dialogue aimed at integrating the SDGs into national plans and budget in

Disaster Risk Reduction: Everyone’s responsibility

July 28th, 2017
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Disasters are serious disruption of the functioning of a society. From the start of this year, the world has experienced many disasters. Few examples are the chemical attacks on civilians in Syria, the infestation of fall armyworm in many Southern African countries and most recently the huge forest fires in Portugal. Similarly, Seychelles have experienced

Slope Failures – Causes and Mitigation

July 21st, 2017
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What are Slope Failures? Slope failures are major natural hazards occurring both globally and locally. They are referred to as the downslope movement of rock debris and soil in response to gravitational stresses. Slope failures are generally classified according to the type of downslope movement namely falls, slides, and slows. Unfortunately, slope failure is a

Emergency Numbers

July 13th, 2017
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Hairy Caterpillar

July 13th, 2017
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Lentrodiksyon Resaman, Sesel in ganny afekte par en gro lenfestasyon senir plim Euproctis spp. dan diferan landrwa lo Mahe, Praslin, La Digue e Ile Aux Cerf ki okazyonn reaksyon alerzik, prensipalman grate e lagretel lo lekor nenport ki ki antre an kontak avek sa kalite senir. Sa pes i osi poz en gro problem sosio-ekonomik