The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) has created a new online tool for the development community, which enables non-experts to consider natural hazard information early on in project design. ThinkHazard! (thinkhazard.org) has been developed by GFDRR’s Innovation Lab, in collaboration with BRGM (the French geological survey), Camptocamp, and Deltares. Many other organizations and individuals have contributed data sets and expert input into information provided in the tool.
ThinkHazard! is a simple and quick, yet robust, analytical tool that enables development specialists to determine for a given project location the potential likelihood of 11 natural hazards, and what actions they should take to make their project resilient. The tool analyzes hazard under current climate conditions but also provides guidance from IPCC on how climate change may alter hazard frequency and intensity into the future.
Open and transparent
The development and use of ThinkHazard! is guided by two essential principles: openness and transparency. The tool architecture and source code are open source so that other organizations who might have interest are able to tailor this type of analytical tool to their own needs. All aspects of the tool are transparent, with openly available documentation.
GFDRR Innovation Lab is actively looking for partners who might be interested in using and contributing to ThinkHazard!. The tool relies on underlying hazard data sets to communicate level of hazard, and including newly-developed local, national and global hazard datasets is an ongoing priority.
Organization: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
Learn more: thinkhazard.org