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Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction



Presentation made at GWP-C's Disaster Mitigation Workshop held in Guyana in December 2009.

Presentation made at GWP-C's Disaster Mitigation Workshop held in Guyana in December 2009.



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    Disaster Risk Reduction Disaster Risk Reduction Presentation Transcript

    • Hydro-Climatic Disasters in Water Resources Management 30 Nov - 02 Dec 2009, Georgetown, Guyuna
      • Understand correlation between hazard, vulnerability and risks
      • Evaluate disaster risk reduction initiatives
      • Appreciate use of knowledge and information sharing to build safe and resilient communities
      • Hazards are part of natural environmental and normal life  
      • Disasters reflect the ways societies structure themselves and manage hazards
      • Vulnerability is the measure of effect of hazards upon the society
      • DRR - reducing the vulnerability to the effect of environmental hazards to a manageable and acceptable level by enhancing risk management initiatives
      • What section of the population is most affected by disasters?
      • Why?
      • Vulnerability - people's exposure to hazards and their susceptibility to hazard impacts
      • Capacity - Collective institutional action to anticipate, cope with, resist and recover from hazard impacts
      • What are the important dynamics propagating disasters in Guyana?
      • Location and extent
      • Frequency and probability of occurrence
      • Intensity/severity
      • Duration of disaster
      • Predictability
      • Hazard environment
      • Successful disaster response plan require information and mobilisation
      • Challenges reaching people in different locations quickly and simultaneously
      • Right message, timely, sufficient and accurate
      • Maps a good medium for communicating hazards information to non-specialists
      • Formats and symbols should be kept familiar
      • Suggest some measures to reduce mitigate water related disasters
      • Seen in light of multi-thematic and multi-sectoral approach in the DRR process
      • Sound background knowledge on hydro-climatic hazard, risk and vulnerability
      • Incorporate disaster risk management in WRM framework
      • Hazards are normal part of environmental occurrences but disasters enhanced by poor planning
      • Poverty engenders vulnerability to disaster risks but disasters multiply poverty
      • DRR starts with risk identification and assessment of vulnerability to enhance decision making
      • Communication of disaster information should be timely, effective and where it is required