The Global Flood Partnership is a network of organizations that are developing an operational global flood observational and risk modelling infrastructure: for better predicting, monitoring and measuring large flood events and their impacts, worldwide.
There are two map series accessible from the above index: "Current Flood Conditions", daily updates of surface water extent, and the "Global Atlas of Floodplains", a remote sensing record of floods, 1993 to 2015. Links to associated GIS data are also provided. This effort has been sustained over two decades through support from NASA, the European Commission, the World Bank, the Latin American Development Bank and others to Dartmouth College and to the University of Colorado.
The Flood Observatory facilitates use of space-based information for
international flood detection,
flood response, future risk assessment, and hydrological research. In 2013-2017, it is leading a NASA Applied Sciences project to assist World Food Program use of flood mapping information. Click on video below for visualization of WFP logistics.
This work is made possible by data acquired by NASA,
the Japanese Space Agency, and the European Space Agency, and funding support from NASA and the European Commission,
through the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) project, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy. The Observatory was founded in 1993 at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH USA and moved to the University of Colorado, INSTAAR, CSDMS in 2010. The institutional support of both universities is gratefully acknowledged.