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Heat wave plans and emergency response

Heat wave plans and emergency response

  • Design of an ecological response and restoration platform against fires for the Chilean silvo-farming sector

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    Technical Assistance
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    Completed
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    Context

    Chile has faced enormous fires affecting its biodiversity, forestry, agriculture and livestock production activities, which a significant part of the population depends on. The magnitude of the emergency has highlighted the difficulties of dealing with this type of event as well as the need to collaborate with the agricultural production sector to begin restoration of natural landscapes and their socio-ecological fabric, while building a culture of prevention and improving the capacity to react and respond to similar events.

  • Resilience programming among nongovernmental organizations: Lessons for policymakers

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    Publication
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    This food policy report reviews resilience processes, activities, and outcomes by examining a number of case studies of initiatives by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to enhance resilience capacity, and draws implications for policymakers and other stakeholders looking to strengthen resilience.

  • Calls to action

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    Publication
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    ASSESS PROGRESS AGAINST GLOBAL TARGETS; MAKE SMART COMMITMENTS; ACCELERATE IMPLEMENTATION; ACCELERATE THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE UNDERLYING DRIVERS; FINANCE THE GLOBAL TARGETS; MEASURE PROGRESS AT THE NATIONAL AND SUBNATIONAL LEVEL

  • Disaster-resilient buildings

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    Technology
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    The primary objective of flood-proofing is to reduce or avoid the impacts of coastal flooding upon structures. This may include elevating structures above the floodplain, employing designs and building materials which make structures more resilient to flood damage and preventing floodwaters from entering structures in the flood zone, amongst other measures.

    The description of this technology originates from Linham and Nicholls (2010).

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  • Solutions for water storage preservation and mobility

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    Product

    EZPack Water Ltd. develops manufactures and markets unique proprietary solutions for water storage preservation and mobility. The company products are aimed to the emergency disaster relief military and outdoor markets. For emergency and disaster relief the company has developed the Emergency Water Storage and Distribution System (EWSDS) - the most advanced system for emergency water supply. The EWSDS is the ultimate solution for local state and federal authorities and organizations for supplying the population with water in emergency and disaster situations.

  • A High Temperature-Stable Derivative of Anhydrous Phosphoric Acid

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    Product

    Background: Hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells require an electrolyte that allows positively charged ions to pass from the anode to the cathode. Phosphoric acid is used in either liquid or membrane forms as an electrolyte and is stable to temperatures of 160°C. Above that temperature the compound breaks down causing loss of conductivity. Higher operating temperatures allow fuel cells to operate more efficiently. power density increases with efficiency which allows more electricity to be generated by smaller fuel cells.

  • An Emergency drinking water system powered by renewable energy systems

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    Product
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    A trailer-mounted self-powered water disinfection system was constructed to provide drinking water under emergency conditions which have resulted in the damage or disablement of the normal drinking water supply. The primary components of the system include an array of photovoltaic panels to generate electrical energy anultracapacitor to provide robust energy storage and a certified ultraviolet light system to provide disinfection. Additionally pretreatment is included to address aesthetic water quality issues and to improve the clarity of theraw water prior to disinfection. supplies.

  • An Overlap-State Sequential Architecture for Discrete Wavelet Transforms

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    Product

    For the Internet of Things this invention reduces resource energy consumption and resource utilization in distributed data collecting or data processing networks. The invention includes algorithms that optimize spatial compression of data obtained from numerous sensors in a wireless sensor network while having awareness and control over the energy consumption and radio ranges of individual sensor nodes in the wireless sensor networks. Applications: 1) Measurement of temperature humidity or other climate affecting factors for environmental monitoring or precision agricultural applications.