Prof. Jiahong WenGRIP-CERAM ShanghaiShanghai Normal University                    IDRC Davos August 2012
Outline:
Disaster Impacts in China• From 1990~2009, direct economic loss by  natural disasters accounts for 2.48% of  China’s GDP. ...
• 77 killed in Beijing  rainstorm on July  21,2012.                         Urban Sprawling in Shanghai
Issues of Risk Assessment in China• Issue 1: Risk assessment is academic, not applied to decision making                  ...
• Issue 2: Lack of collaboration among national  institutions, especially with governmental  agencies• Issue 3: Lack inter...
• GRIP DRA solution has 3 integral  pillars:  – Contextual Frameworks for DRA     Disaster                                ...
• Compilation of  metadata.                    Entity                   Element  – The standard covers 6     Information o...
• Historic disaster database of the Yangtze River  Delta region• Area: Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang  Province and Shanghai• ...
• Shanghai Risk Information  E-Library (www.drm-  china.com/e-library.aspx)•   Events•   News•   Videos•   Disaster Risk P...
• Mobile device-based tool for disaster data collectionLog-in Interface   Disaster Data                   Collection Inter...
• Laboratory for  Urban Disaster  Observatory
• Development of a  Knowledge and  Service Platform  for Urban Safety  and Security in  Shanghai
• Revision of Contingency Plan for Natural  Disaster Emergency Relief• Guidelines for Shanghai to Implement Disaster  Reli...
Launch of GRIP—CERAM Shanghai• May 2011 MoU signed by GRIP Coordinator Dr. Carlos Villacis and Vice President of SHNU Prof...
Lessons Learned• Our experience is a good example for  implementing GRIP’s solution to developing  countries.• Improved ri...
Any questions?         Thank you!
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Improved Risk information to support sound policy/decision making processes – The UNDP’s Global Risk Identification Programme, GRIP’s experience

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Jo SCHEUER1, Carlos VILLACIS2, José Guadalupe OSUNA MILLÁN3, Regina BELOW4, Jiahong WEN5, Amod DIXIT6

1UNDP-BCPR; 2UNDP-GRIP; 3Government Baja California State, Mexico; 4CRED; 5GRIP-CERAM Shanghai; 6NSET-Nepal

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Improved Risk information to support sound policy/decision making processes – The UNDP’s Global Risk Identification Programme, GRIP’s experience

  1. 1. Prof. Jiahong WenGRIP-CERAM ShanghaiShanghai Normal University IDRC Davos August 2012
  2. 2. Outline:
  3. 3. Disaster Impacts in China• From 1990~2009, direct economic loss by natural disasters accounts for 2.48% of China’s GDP. Table 1. Statistics of Geological, Earthquake Disasters in China from 2000~2010: Direct Number Casualty Economic Disaster (time) (person) Loss (Billion USD) Geological 308, 485 44, 332 7.04 Earthquake 122 473, 406 141.94
  4. 4. • 77 killed in Beijing rainstorm on July 21,2012. Urban Sprawling in Shanghai
  5. 5. Issues of Risk Assessment in China• Issue 1: Risk assessment is academic, not applied to decision making Tianjing Shanghai Wenzhou
  6. 6. • Issue 2: Lack of collaboration among national institutions, especially with governmental agencies• Issue 3: Lack interaction with international DRR practitioners
  7. 7. • GRIP DRA solution has 3 integral pillars: – Contextual Frameworks for DRA Disaster Information Risk Integration – Disaster Risk Information Assessment Management – Country Capacity Development through CERAM Capacity Development
  8. 8. • Compilation of metadata. Entity Element – The standard covers 6 Information of data center, resource disasters Data’s center, the data of the entities, 33 elements, responsible technical contacts, data and another 36 sub- person author. elements. every title, acquisition metadata element has 9 Description of parameters, keywords, attributes. hazard data spatial attributes, time attributes, … Description of Quality, references, the quality of data references, the hazard data relevant URL address
  9. 9. • Historic disaster database of the Yangtze River Delta region• Area: Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province and Shanghai• Time span :1950-2009• Data records: more than 4500• Disasters: more than 20 types of natural disasters , and 71 related attributes• Data format: data sheets, documents, photos, etc.• The total data amount: 15 GB
  10. 10. • Shanghai Risk Information E-Library (www.drm- china.com/e-library.aspx)• Events• News• Videos• Disaster Risk Profiles• Maps• Datasets• Databases / Info Systems• Projects / Programs• Methodologies / Tools• Organizations / Institutions• Professionals / Practitioners• Training courses / Programs• Risk Management Interventions• Documents / Publications
  11. 11. • Mobile device-based tool for disaster data collectionLog-in Interface Disaster Data Collection Interface
  12. 12. • Laboratory for Urban Disaster Observatory
  13. 13. • Development of a Knowledge and Service Platform for Urban Safety and Security in Shanghai
  14. 14. • Revision of Contingency Plan for Natural Disaster Emergency Relief• Guidelines for Shanghai to Implement Disaster Relief Acts, funded by Shanghai Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau
  15. 15. Launch of GRIP—CERAM Shanghai• May 2011 MoU signed by GRIP Coordinator Dr. Carlos Villacis and Vice President of SHNU Prof. Jiafei Lu• October 2011: Launch of GRIP-CERAM Shanghai
  16. 16. Lessons Learned• Our experience is a good example for implementing GRIP’s solution to developing countries.• Improved risk information is fundamental to support sound policy/decision making processes in China.
  17. 17. Any questions? Thank you!

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