# Risk assessment

ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications

   ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications 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 potentially damaging shaking following an earthquake. ShakeMap’s primary…

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Risk-Informed Development in Bangladesh

   Risk-Informed Development in Bangladesh 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 and climate change risks in all stages of…

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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

   Multiform Flood Risk in a complex future flooded world – Earth Observation and Complex Systems in support of compound floods in rapidly changing environments use · AI-Machine Learning · Data · Emerging technologies · risk assessment · earth observations · flood Risk, and particularly flood risk, can be seen as the resultant of difference…

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

   Understanding and assessing climate change risk to Cultural Heritage: the Climate Vulnerability Index applied to the Caribbean Forts 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 heavy rains, increased in frequency and intensity due to…

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

   Developing a policy framework for investments in disaster risk resilience – an economic and social cost approach 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 increasing resilience such as incorporating resilience into investment…

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A toolkit for landslide early warning systems

Landslides are complex hazards that affect many areas of the world and cause significant loss of life and damage. Landslide early warning systems provide an opportunity to generate information in advance of such events, allowing for early actions that can reduce risks and impacts of these hazards. However, landslide early warning systems vary widely in…

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Do we need champions to understand disaster risk?

In this event we aim to show how scientific collaboration and investments in innovation and research are fundamental to understand Disaster Risk and thus are essential components of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. We will bring risk champions to the stage, to share their experience and show the difference they made, often using a…

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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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Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) for DRM

The Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) for DRM is a user-friendly multi-hazard risk assessment platform, which allows users to evaluate the best possible risk reduction alternatives for present and future scenarios. In order to evaluate present and future risks, users can analyze the changes in hazard extent and intensity as well as the vulnerability…

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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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Disaster displacement in a changing climate: Risks and impacts

The session will feature presentations on new results from a collaboration between IDMC and Facebook in tracking disaster displacement movements and estimating displacement risk in disaster events.
It will further discuss progress in applying disaster displacement risk models to planning for risk management in the Asia-Pacific region and offer an opportunity for discussion on the…

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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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The development impact of risk analytics

In order to manage and finance risk you have to quantify it. Intuitively it makes sense that risk understanding improves decisions, and that it should be as close as possible to the local risk owner, combining the best of local and global knowledge.
However, countries investing in risk prevention and residual risk transfer programs do…

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