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Nepal Flood Risk Assessment Platform

Flood risk assessment platform Nepal
Hazard Type: Floods
Organization: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

This Tool from Nepal utilizes ICT for society's resilience and is associated with the keywords: Avoiding Exacerbation of Existing RisksUtilizing ICT for Risk AssessmentsEstablishing and utilizing Risk DatabasesUtilizing ICT for PreparednessEnhancing Future Investments

Disaster loss data are helpful in understanding the cost and impact of disaster events, and thus helps make informed policy decision to formulate and implement effective disaster management plans. The Nepal Multi Level Risk Assessment For Flood system built on open source architecture provides interactive interface to analyze historical disaster event and loss data base to draw policy relevant information.

The disaster event data is sourced from Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) of Nepal which has been consolidated as reported by local chapters present in districts and village development committees. Some level of quality check on data has been done prior to assimilation in the system.

The system provides an interface to see disaster trends (event frequency, people killed, and estimated economic loss) for specific type or all disaster type between 2000 to April of 2014, at district or VDC level. Along with the bar chart, user can view statistics in tabular form or map form both by point and chloropleth symbology. In addition to above three elements, Disaster Damage Index (DDI) based on combination of all the three elements can also be viewed on the map to aid in prioritization process.

The system is publicly accessible over the Internet.

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