Hydro-Climatic Disasters in Water Resources  Management 30 Nov - 02 Dec 2009, Georgetown, Guyuna
<ul><li>Understand correlation between hazard, vulnerability and risks </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate disaster risk reduction ...
<ul><li>Hazards  are part of natural environmental and normal life   </li></ul><ul><li>Disasters  reflect  the ways societ...
<ul><li>What section of the population is most affected by disasters?   </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
 
 
 
<ul><li>Vulnerability - people's exposure to hazards and their susceptibility to hazard impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity...
 
<ul><li>What are the important dynamics propagating disasters in Guyana? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Location and extent </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency and probability of occurrence </li></ul><ul><li>Intensity/severity...
<ul><li>Successful disaster response plan require information and mobilisation </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges reaching peopl...
 
<ul><li>Suggest some measures to reduce mitigate water related disasters </li></ul>
<ul><li>Seen in light of multi-thematic and multi-sectoral approach in the DRR process  </li></ul><ul><li>Sound background...
 
<ul><li>Hazards are normal part of environmental occurrences but disasters enhanced by poor planning  </li></ul><ul><li>Po...
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Presentation made at GWP-C's Disaster Mitigation Workshop held in Guyana in December 2009.

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Disaster Risk Reduction

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