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Glacial Lake Outburst Floods and E-Resilience

A glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) is a type of outburst flood that occurs when the dam containing a glacial lake fails. Such failure can happen due to, among others, erosion, a buildup of water pressure, an avalanche of rock or heavy snow, an earthquake or volcanic eruptions. A GLOF can have severe consequences for vulnerable societies and critical ICT infrastructure. The E-Resilience Toolkit offers insights into a spectrum of available ICT tools and best practices that may benefit policymakers, DRM professionals and vulnerable communities in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance e-resilience and disaster risk management in the context of GLOFs.

Displaying 1 - 7 of 30 tools and best practices relevant to glacial lake outburst floods.