VinAWARE stakeholders draft standard operating procedures

  • Tropical Cyclone - Mandous

    26 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    51 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 2 km NE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Argentina

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Eastern Uruguay

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Portugal

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Blizzard - Arviat, Nunavut, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limpopo Basin, Southern Africa and Eastern Africa

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 97 km NE of Cabatuan, Philippines

    18 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - New Amsterdam, Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ca Mau, Cà Mau, Vietnam

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chamdo, Qinghai, Xizang and Yunnan, China

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salween Basin, S of Salween River, China, India and Myanmar

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alto Rio Sanguer, Chubut, Argentina

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, China, India and Myanmar

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Cauvery Basin, Sri Lanka

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - NE of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 151 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Landslides - Central Vietnam

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Tonga

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Fiji

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Aguadilla--Isabela--San Sebastián, PR Region, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Africa

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 14 km NW of Ciranjang-hilir, Indonesia

    2 days ago WATCH

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Highwind - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Singapore

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Colorado, United States

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - South Sandwich Islands region

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Southern Finland

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - E of Daan, Heilongjiang, Jilin and Nei Mongol, China

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yancheng, East China

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Viseu, Pará, Brazil

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of San Ramon de la Nueva Oran, Salta, Argentina

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Caucasus region, Russia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa and Northern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yenisey Basin, S of Selenga River, Russia and Mongolia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Magdalena Basin, SW of Magdalena River, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yaqui Basin, E of Yaqui River, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Baluchistan and Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limpopo Basin, NW of Limpopo River, Botswana and South Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of San Carlos, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orinoco Basin, Orinoco and Apure Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuyuni Basin, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Guayaramerin, El Beni, Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Raba, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kapuas Basin, Kapuas and Mahakam Rivers, Indonesia and Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Pekanbaru, Jambi, Riau and Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Murray Basin, Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Zhosaly, Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yellow River Basin, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hyderabad, Baluchistan, Punjab and Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, North China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yalu River Basin, China, South Korea and North Korea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, NE of Yangtze River, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Niger and Bani Rivers, Burkina Faso and Mali

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chennai, Eastern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Vam Co Basin, N of Vam Co River, Cambodia and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, India and Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, NE of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar and Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hingol Basin, NW of Hingol River, Iran and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lake Turkana Basin, Ethiopia and Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tamale, Northern, Ghana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Mauritania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Bolama, Bolama, Guinea-Bissau

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Tanzania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Bandar Lampung, Lampung, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amur Basin, China, Russia and Mongolia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zambezi Basin, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Vietnam

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Territory, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Western Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - San Miguel, El Salvador

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - SE of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Villarrica, Chile

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    5 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Taal, Philippines

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - South Korea

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

February 4, 2015

Emergency managers in Vietnam are continuing efforts to reduce the risks of natural hazards through capacity enhancement for national hazard monitoring and early warning.  As part of the effort, frequent trainings, exercises, and workshops have been taking place to define the operational use of an advanced information-sharing and decision support system, called VinAWARE. Formally initiating the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the system, 20 participants from key stakeholder agencies gathered for a four-day working session conducted at Vietnam’s Disaster Management Center (DMC) in Hanoi, January 13–16.

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) is responsible for the development and deployment of the VinAWARE system, which is based on the DisasterAWARE platform, and as part of that project, helped to facilitate the recent SOP-development workshop. PDC’s Southeast Asia Program Advisor Victoria Leat and Disaster Management Specialist and Response Lead Michael Chatman guided participants as they defined procedures to undertake during various phases of the disaster management cycle for a number of types of disasters experienced Vietnam. PDC’s existing SOPs were used as a starting point. They were adjusted for Vietnam’s disaster management policies and regulations, resulting in draft versions of SOPs for manually-posting hazards to VinAWARE and for using VinAWARE during for both disaster response and exercises. During the week-long event, a two-day VinAWARE user training session was also conducted for selected participants, helping to provide them with foundational skills for the use of the VinAWARE system.

This working session was part of a second phase of the Flood Modeling and Early Warning Capacity Development Project (FEW2), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). Under FEW2, Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Disaster Management Center (DMC) has worked in partnership with PDC to implement the two-year project.

Learn more about the FEW2 Project with these resources:
• Read more about VinAWARE training helping to build capacity,
• Read about Vietnam’s recent flood modeling workshop,
• Details on the first VinAWARE training sessions,
• Information from the FEW2 stakeholder meeting,
• The launch of the USAID-supported FEW2 Project,
• Special training in the use of PDC’s DisasterAWARE,
• News of PDC commitment to DM in Vietnam,
• A description of the first use of the VinAWARE,
• The first Flood Early Warning Project launched in 2009, and

• To see what Dr. Phuc and the DMC are doing, go to www.dmc.gov.vn.

Follow us on Facebook

#SaferWorld #DisasterAWARE