# Risk assessment

ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications

   Thursday, May 21: 09.00 – 16.00 ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications Garnet 213 Showcasing, demonstrating and launching a tool-kit identify · use · Data · risk assessment · earthquake ShakeMap is an open-source software program employed to automatically produce a suite of maps and products that portray the geographical extent and severity of…

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Risk-Informed Development in Bangladesh

   Tuesday, December 1: 11.30 – 13.00 Risk-Informed Development in Bangladesh Opal 106 use · risk assessment · decision-making · Stakeholder collaboration Although Bangladesh has made significant progress in disaster risk management, the country is still at risk of growing loss and damage due to disaster and climate stresses. Limitations are found in incorporating disaster…

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Multiform Flood Risk in a complex future flooded world – Earth Observation and Complex Systems in support of compound floods in rapidly changing environments

   Tuesday, December 1: 09.00 – 10.30 Multiform Flood Risk in a complex future flooded world – Earth Observation and Complex Systems in support of compound floods in rapidly changing environments Tourmaline 207, 208 use · AI-Machine Learning · Data · Emerging technologies · risk assessment · earth observations · flood Risk, and particularly flood…

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Understanding and assessing climate change risk to Cultural Heritage: the Climate Vulnerability Index applied to the Caribbean Forts

   Monday, November 30, : 14.00 – 15.30 Understanding and assessing climate change risk to Cultural Heritage: the Climate Vulnerability Index applied to the Caribbean Forts Peridot 203 identify · risk assessment The Caribbean is one of the most hazard prone regions in the world, and its cultural heritage is particular vulnerable to hurricanes and…

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Building Climate resilience practices into City Planning – A Vietnamese Case study

   Tuesday, December 1: 11.30 – 13.00 Building climate resilience practices into city planning – A Vietnamese case study Citrine 211 identify · Cities · Data · risk assessment · flood · tropical cyclone-hurricane-typhoon · drought Scientific studies demonstrate that climate change and its effects are likely to intensify over the coming decades. Between 1998…

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Doing drainage differently: Tackling urban flooding in the future mega-city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

   Monday, November 30: 09.00 – 10.30 Doing drainage differently: Tackling urban flooding in the future mega-city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tourmaline 207 identify · Emerging technologies · risk assessment · data · earth observations Every year floods in the Msimbazi River Valley in Dar es Salaam result in deaths and millions of dollars…

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Developing a policy framework for investments in disaster risk resilience – an economic and social cost approach

   Monday, November 30: 09.00 – 10.30 Developing a policy framework for investments in disaster risk resilience – an economic and social cost approach Citrine 211 use · risk assessment Deloitte Access Economics (Australia) has explored the costs of natural disasters and associated policy implications since 2013. Our in-depth research advocates for practical solutions to…

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Implementing real-time disaster risk models: Collaborations across government, non-profits, academia and private sector in Mozambique and The Bahamas

During the response to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique, and Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas, new collaborations emerged to support response activities in real-time through modeling of key risks. Direct Relief, Facebook’s Data for Good team, Nethope, Harvard School of Public Health, World Health Organization, Pacific Disaster Center, and the governments of the respective…

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Geohazard risk monitoring and mitigation approaches: Increasing resilience of the Himalayan road network

Climate change is leading to a more extreme environment and increasing the recurrence rate of natural hazards, making infrastructures subject to actions to which they had not necessarily been designed for. Risk estimation and mitigation measures deriving from climate change are creating new concepts that are being incorporated into the different infrastructure departments policies, resulting…

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Adaptive cross-sectoral disaster recovery and risk reduction in Sulawesi, Indonesia: Collaborations between global non-profits and national civil society

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami which struck Sulawesi, Indonesia in October, 2018 Direct Relief joined efforts with the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Center) and the leading Indonesian civil society organization Muhammadiyah, to link health-sector and housing needs for the sake of immediate recovery and long-term risk…

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Forming radical collaborations to address climate and disaster risk: The Understanding Risk Field Lab

As an all-of-society challenge, addressing climate and disaster risk issues will require diverse participation and collaboration across boundaries of all sorts, whether they be disciplinary, national, professional, cultural, age, etc.
Yet forming effective collaborations across these diverse boundaries is difficult and rare. With the support of the Understanding Risk community and World Bank Disaster Risk…

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Using geospatial tools for nature-based solutions to reducing disaster and climate risks: A hands-on workshop session

Ecosystems in general and Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in particular are increasingly recognized for their role in reducing disaster risk and the harmful impacts of climate change.
Mangroves, sea grasses and corals have been proven to reduce wave energy and related impacts from storm surges; forests and other vegetation can reduce landslide susceptibility by removing excessive…

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Innovations in data analysis, geospatial technologies, and related frameworks in risk valuation

This session aims to gather institutions, innovators and individuals involved in the study and actual conduct of risk assessments for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. We will tackle and showcase, through demonstrations, existing methods, new ideas and good practices, especially in the use of geospatial information and technologies in promoting data integration, processes…

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Preparing Local Communities to Assess Risk and Provide First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis

Cultural heritage is about people, and each community has its own cultural manifestations, tangible and intangible, proudly conserved and protected. But how about awareness about the risk they face? How to identify hazards and the impact over ancient heritage? How to properly act to protect it? When disasters strike, local communities are the first to…

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