Risk identification and assessment

A qualitative or quantitative approach to determine the nature and extent of disaster risk by analysing potential hazards and evaluating existing conditions of exposure and vulnerability that together could harm people, property, services, livelihoods and the environment on which they depend.

Latest Risk identification and assessment additions in the Knowledge Base

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This study evaluated the air temperature and UTCI trends between 1990 and 2019 and found significant increasing trends for air temperature for the whole region while the increases of UTCI are not as pronounced.
Glacial lakes form when meltwater is trapped behind a dam, usually glacial ice, bedrock or a type of moraine (terminal types being an unconsolidated pile of debris at the maximum extent of the glacier).
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd
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This study’s aim was to assess the growing flood risk Sao Tome and Principe (STP) faces due to climate change. It achieved this by carrying out a nationwide risk assessment for riverine and coastal flooding.
Danger - coastal ersion
Concurrent occurrences of heat waves and extreme short-term sea level rises at the same coastal locations significantly increased between 1998 and 2017 when compared to the preceding 20 years, reports a study.
Nature Publishing Group
ASRA celebrates its one-year anniversary and announces its official launch with eminent new appointments to its Steering Committee and the release of a practical, principles-based guide to navigating risk in a polycrisis world.
Accelerating systemic risk assessment (ASRA)
Forested mountain slopes, Banten, Indonesia
Homeowners, councils, and state governments looking to build houses and infrastructure on or near slopes should reconsider cutting down trees or using artificial slope reinforcement to buttress vertical terrain against landslides and slips.
University of Sydney
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ASRA has co-developed a set of Principles for Systemic Risk Assessment and Response to accelerate awareness of systemic risks and to guide collective, transformative action.
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This profile provides an overview of climate risks facing Ethiopia, including how climate change will potentially impact agriculture and crop production, livestock, water resources and human health.

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