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In 2016 the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) commissioned the development of guidelines on national disaster risk assessment (NDRA) as part of a series of thematic guidelines under its “Words into Action” initiative to support national implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.  The present G…
The Greater Paris Region and MASA Group have been working alongside to test contingency plans with the artificial intelligent simulation platform MASA SYNERGY. As a result these contingency plans were updated. In a second stage, senior crisis staff, emergency services personnel and the private sector were trained to deal with the impact of this continge…
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13 March 2018
This document is the fourth in a series of hazard-specific risk assessment modules, compiled as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment by UNISDR. This section provides a general introduction to the assessment of flood hazard. This section presents some highlights on the most developed practices for flood risk asses…
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13 March 2018
This document is the seventh in a series of hazard-specific risk assessment modules, compiled as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment by UNISDR. This section provides a general introduction to the assessment of coastal erosion hazard and risk. Coastal erosion (or shoreline retreat) is the loss of coastal lands du…
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26 June 2018
This document is the eighth in a series of hazard-specific risk assessment modules, compiled as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment by UNISDR. This section provides a general introduction to the assessment of disaster risk due to sea-level rise.  In undertaking hazard assessment, one needs to keep in mind that…
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24 January 2019
This Angola country risk profile provides a comprehensive view of hazard, risk and uncertainties for floods and droughts in a changing climate, with projections for the period 2050-2100. The risk profile considers a large number of possible scenarios, their likelihood, and associated impacts. A significant amount of scientific information on hazard, exp…
This São Tomé and Príncipe country risk profile provides a comprehensive view of hazard, risk and uncertainties for floods and droughts in a changing climate, with projections for the period 2050-2100. The risk profile considers a large number of possible scenarios, their likelihood, and associated impacts. A significant amount of scientific information…
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24 January 2019
This Tanzania country risk profile provides a comprehensive view of hazard, risk and uncertainties for floods and droughts in a changing climate, with projections for the period 2050-2100. The risk profile considers a large number of possible scenarios, their likelihood, and associated impacts. A significant amount of scientific information on hazard, e…