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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  • June 28, 2022, 1:45 p.m.

    Job opportunity - Flood hazard and risk modeller

    Quantifying flood hazard and risk is an essential component of prevention, emergency response, and risk mitigation.

    The Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission has been developing continental and …


  • June 21, 2022, 2:18 p.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 17, 2022, 2:23 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 and civil society to …


  • April 26, 2022, 1:56 p.m.

    Job opportunity - Hydrologic model developer for flood and drought early warning systems

    The Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission is responsible for the Copernicus Emergency Management Service which includes the flood and drought early warning and monitoring component with its European and Global Flood Awareness …


  • April 12, 2022, 6:24 p.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 from late February …