Article 19. The executive coordination of the National System will fall to the secretariat through
the National Coordination, which has the following powers in matters of civil protection:
XXII To supervise, through CENAPRED, that the national atlas of risks be carried out and
kept up to date, as well as those corresponding to the federative entities, municipalities
and delegations; (9)
1.General Law of Civil Protection
Article 12. The executive coordination of
the National System will fall to the
Ministry of the Interior, which has the
following powers in matters of civil
XVII. Develop and update the National
Risk Atlas; (1)
2. General Law on Civil Protection
Article 2. National Risk Atlas: Comprehensive
information system on disturbing agents and
expected damages resulting from a spatial and
temporal analysis of the interaction between
hazards, vulnerability and the degree of
exposure of affected agents;
Chapter XVII Of the Analysis of Risks
Article 110. Risk analysis is an orderly and
systematic method for identifying and
evaluating damages that may result from
natural and anthropogenic hazards and
hazards, as well as vulnerabilities of
buildings, buildings, infrastructure or
human settlements within the site under
study , In the near environment and in its
Regulation to the General Law of Civil Protection
Chapter XVIII Risk Atlas
I. Information system
II. Hazard Maps
III. Susceptibility map for
IV. Inventory of exposed goods.
V. Vulnerability Inventory
VI. Risk Maps
VII.Scenarios of Risk
Article 113. The elaboration of the National
Atlas of Risks can be carried out in a
permanent way and by progressive stages.
Each of these stages will develop or improve
one or more of the components listed in the
previous article. Updates of the National Risk
Atlas will reduce the uncertainty of the
information, increase the resolution or
improve the capabilities of the National Civil
The National Risk Atlas must comply with the
guidelines and terminology, based on the
provisions of the guidelines established for
that purpose by the National Center for
Article 114. The supervision for the
elaboration and updating of the National
Atlas of Risks and of the State and
Municipal Atlas of Risks referred to in
article 19, section XXII of the Law, shall be
of an eminently preventive nature.
I. General provisions
II. Disturbing phenomena
III. Components of a risk atlas
IV. Geological phenomena
V. Hydrometeorological phenomena
VI. Chemical-technological phenomena
VII. Sanitary-ecological phenomena
VIII. Socio-organizational phenomena
IX. Attachment references
Minimum content guide for the elaboration of the
National Risk Atlas
Perimeters of urban
Seismic hazard, landslide
Order of the Territory
Single Housung Registration
Systems integrated in the National Atlas of Risks
Level of complexity
Database More than 40,000 records
276 1,601 3,675
• Facilitate linkages across risk atlases at
all levels, and develop synergies
SAVER and R-FONDEN.
• Harmonise federal support for the
development of risk atlases at sub-
• Strengthen financial and technical
support of municipal risk atlases.
• Take stronger account of potential
tsunamis in risk atlases.
• Develop the National Atlas on Climate
Change Impacts and Vulnerability.
• Reinforce engagement of the private
sector in risk assessment processes at all
10 keys for risk assesment
1. Use standards (OGC)
2. Only one geographic framework (projection, datum)
3. Make metadata
4. Make the risk analysis public, be more useful and can be verified
5. Uses formal information sources, it does not matter if they are not
6. The integration of information for different levels of analysis requires
10 keys for risk assesment
7. Make clear the importance of risk assessment, which is useful to
convince users and other information providers.
8. There must be a leading institution that integrates and publishes the
information on the same site.
9. Define one methodologies and procedures for risk assessment, you must
update them in a constant manner whit the participation of all related
10. It integrates communicators and specialists in design and usability, the
systems will be more used.
What have we learned?
• Risk assessment is a difficult and long-term task.
• There must be an institution with technical capacity to coordinate
and integrate the information generated for all instances.
• It is necessary to generate indicators that allow to evaluate the use
of the systems and their impact in the decision making.
• National risk information systems are the frame of reference for the
generation of public policies for disaster risk management