EU-funded PPRD South 3 helps partner countries prevent flood and forest fire risks

September 30, 2020
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On 24 September, the EU-funded PPRD South 3 launched the first training session on the utilisation of the myDEWETRA platform, a tool developed by the Italian Civil Protection to support the development and running of early warning systems for the flood and forest fire risks.

PPRD South 3 has made available to Partner Countries the access to the myDEWETRA platform and its open datasets on hazard, vulnerability and exposure and through this course will illustrate how to use available models and data to forecast and monitor forest fire and flood risk through a multi-stakeholder approach.

26 participants from 4 interested Partner Countries registered to the 10-day online course and are being introduced to the different aspects and phases of an early warning system: forecasting, warning, monitoring, communicating with relevant stakeholders, decision making and supporting responders with updates on unfolding of events and potential scenarios.

This the first of three e-learning courses planned under PPRD South 3 to support the development of national capacities for monitoring flood and forest fire risk and identifying critical conditions and triggering adequate response mechanisms.

The overall objective of EU-funded PPRD South 3 is to contribute to increasing resilience and reducing the social, economic and environmental costs of natural and man-made disasters in the ENP South region, based on the results of the PPRD South Program and the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM).


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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia
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