Essays about: "disaster risk reduction"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 45 essays containing the words disaster risk reduction.

  1. 1. Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Marwa al Kabban; [2019]
    Keywords : Physical Geography and Ecosystem analysis; GIS; Sea Level Rise; Vulnerability Assessment; Modelling Sea Level Rise; Impacts Assessment of Sea Level Rise; GIS application in Sea Level Rise; Disaster Risk Reduction DRR ; Government Information Sharing GIS ; ArcGIS Web App Builder Dashboard; Sea Level Rise Story Map; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : The phenomenon of global warming has become a fact, however; the uncertainty is about the magnitude and acceleration of its manifestations. Global mean sea level rise is one of the results induced by global warming and is happening with an undetectable accelerated pace. READ MORE

  2. 2. Climate Smart Risk Reduction in Urban Areas: A Review of factors for integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation within the context of urban Resilience

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Fariba Toufani; [2019]
    Keywords : Disaster Risk Reduction; Climate Change Adaptation; Integration; Urban Resilience; 100 Resilient Cities; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : In recent years, the drawbacks of parallel systems in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) have been acknowledged in professional and academic communities, where the need for integration of the two fields in connection to development has been stressed. In this regard, the concept of resilience as an antithesis of risks has also been considered. READ MORE

  3. 3. From Recognition to Adaptation: How does Forecasting relate to International Aid Funding in Food Security?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Matthias Grawehr; Þórarinn Gunnarsson; [2019]
    Keywords : Forecasting; Food Insecurity; Famine; Funding; FEWS NET; Disaster Risk Reduction; Early Warning System; Complexity; Recognition; Adaptation; Technology and Engineering; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The importance of early adaptation to reduce the impact of recognized risks has been underlined in recent years as featured aspect of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Action. The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between forecasted food insecurity levels and allocated funding directed at food security. READ MORE

  4. 4. Forecast-based Financing in Urban Informal Settlements - A Viable Disaster Risk Management Strategy?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Mads Raun; [2018]
    Keywords : Forecast-based financing; disaster risk reduction; preparedness; early action; early warning; urban informal settlements; slums; flooding; inundation; rain; Science General;

    Abstract : Rationale: Urban informal settlements are vulnerable and exposed to hazards. Weather forecasting is possible and provides a “window of opportunity” to push cash or aid to vulnerable dwellers before the disaster strikes. Forecast-based Financing is a framework, which provides this system, and it has had great success with rural pilots. READ MORE

  5. 5. Developing Data Extraction and Dynamic Data Visualization (Styling) Modules for Web GIS Risk Assessment System (WGRAS)

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Daniel Assefa; [2018]
    Keywords : Geographical Information Systems; GIS; Disaster Risk Management; web GIS; Volunteered Geographic Information VGI ; Map Visualization and styling; Geo-spatial data extraction; OpenStreetMap OSM ; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Interactive web-GIS tools play an important role in determining disaster risk assessment which ultimately result in reduction of unexpected damages, cost and saves millions of lives. Disaster management practitioners largely benefited information at their disposal about location where possible incidents are eminent, anticipate the impact and project possible outcomes to help mitigate and organize proper response. READ MORE