If you still have problems, please let us know, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you!
Dhaka, Bangladesh (June 2019): The primary focus for this demonstration is humanitarian support.
Scenario topic and summary
A major flood event of Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers will lead to water levels around Dhaka City to exceed danger levels. At the same time an extreme rainfall event of 3-4 days duration (similar to the 2004 event) will exacerbate the situation. Ultimately, breaches in the flood embankment and collapse of the drainage system will generate a catastrophic flooding of Dhaka and an humanitarian disaster due to long duration inundation.
The key factors contributing to the disaster include:
The identified threats in the Dhaka area are related to massive inundation generated by floods (and storm surge) and associated epidemics. The demonstration on extreme flooding event is fully endorsed by the Bangladesh Government and especially the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief. Dhaka, capital city of Bangladesh, concentrates more than 18 million inhabitants and is located in the largest delta area in the world, within Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers estuary. The city is under the constant threat of flooding that may affect more than 90% of the urban area with a water depth over 1 meter. The climate change impact assessment in the region has foreseen an increase of the floods intensity. A major flood event of Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, combined with a low pressure event generating a storm surge, will generate a catastrophic flooding of Dhaka and an humanitarian disaster.
Such a large-scale crisis requests a rapid set up of logistics, medical, civil protection means and an appropriate regional, national and international coordination.
The main identified weaknesses are:
Shanghai, China (Feb/March 2019) – The primary focus for this demonstration is European citizens and assets protection.
The identified threats are a massive inundation generated by flash floods and storm surge during an extreme typhoon. The demonstration is fully endorsed by the Government of People’s Republic of China and the Ministries of civil affairs and water resources that are in charge of disasters management.
Shanghai is the largest city in China with 24 million inhabitants associated to a dense concentration of major industrial units. The city welcomes a European community that count over 65,000 members. Shanghai is under the permanent threats of the Yangtze River floods and exposed to extreme storm surge. The impact of climate change is expected to increase the magnitude of the events affecting the Shanghai area and its coastal zone, producing a significant increase of the flooding area. A major flood event of the Yangtze river combined with an extreme typhoon will flood the city and its infrastructures. The inundation will affect the industrial assets that are, for some of them, investments from European companies. The extreme situation will request to rescue population, locate, protect and evacuate EU citizens and secure European industrial assets. The large-scale crisis requests a rapid set up of logistics, medical, civil protection means and an appropriate regional, national and international coordination.
The main identified weaknesses are:
Preparedness, planning and coordination require addressing also critical issues such as:
Island of Taiwan (Feb/March 2019) - The primary focus is on economical & industrial assets, and on radiological disaster.
The demonstration will address a diversity of situations under various threats, fully endorsed by the Island of Taiwan Government. They are flash floods, landslides and a radiologic accident during an extreme typhoon.
Island of Taiwan is very regularly affected by extreme weather conditions and especially with typhoons that make the island the most exposed location in Asia. Most of the climate simulations produced by the Global Circulation Models (GCM) for the end of the 21st century underline the increasing number of extreme events and of their intensity. At the same, the most exposed area to the typhoons, southern part of the island, concentrates major factories involved in high tech production, including EU owned assets. The Southern Taiwan Science Park welcomes world-leading facilities in electronic components production (semi-conductors). The main chip foundry of TMSC is located in this park that welcomes many international investments including major European companies like ST Microelectronics. Simultaneously, the event would affect the Maanshan 1 & 2 nuclear facility located in Hengchun. The production will be affected and a potential contamination of the environment may append. A major typhoon, combined with extreme rainfalls, may generate a complete flooding of the Southern Science Park area. The production can be then stopped and the international logistic chain of semi-conductors will be affected for several weeks with significant impacts on the international production of electronic goods as for the 2011 flood in Thailand. At the same time, the Maanshan nuclear power plant can be affected and a major radiologic accident can appears in a concomitant way. The largescale multi hazards crisis requests a rapid set up of logistics, medical, civil protection means and an appropriate regional, national and international coordination.
The main weaknesses are: