Flooding Interventions and Management in Nigeria

Floods are the most prevalent natural disaster and cause the most deaths worldwide (Doocy et al., 2016; Jonkman, 2015). Floods occur when a large amount of water flows over previously dry ground (Djimesah, Okine & Mireku, 2018). Floods are said to be responsible for about half of all deaths caused by natural disasters (EM-DAT, 2017). Floods are also the most common natural disaster, affecting over 2.8 billion people worldwide and killing over 200 000 individuals in the last three decades (Hashizume, 2016). Floods were responsible for 47 percent of all weather-related disasters worldwide between 1995 and 2015, affecting 2.3 billion people (UNISDR 2015). Floods are naturally induced by rising temperatures, which result in heavy rains, glacier melt, and ocean thermal expansion, leading in a rise in sea levels and inundation of coastal territories (Halgamuge &

Their newborns were taken at birth. Years later, these women still don’t know why

WARNING: This story contains distressing details.Three Ottawa women say they were left traumatized after giving birth in hospitals across Canada, where child welfare authorities threatened to, or actually took their newborns away without explanation.

IMS 2022 video: Menlo Micro

See how Menlo Micro’s RF switches work in a beam-steering application.Switches are a necessary component in many RF systems. To demonstrate one such application, Menlo Micro used a set of four transmit antennas and a 4×2 receive array made from PCB material. By using beam steering at the receive antenna, the system captures signals and measures signal strength. Through those measurements, the system can determine which of the four transmit antennas is active. Ian Burke, Principal Systems Applications Engineer at Menlo Micro, explains the system and what happens when someone walks between the transmit and receive antennas.