Risk Identification & Assessment

Regional Assessment Report on disaster risk reduction in the Arab region 2021
Arab States identified preventing new risk, reducing existing risk and strengthening resilience as central to regional efforts to realize sustainable development pathways in the twenty-first century.
Port on Barbados
Trinidadian entrepreneur Stacey-Ann Pi Osoria has built her one-woman business on emergencies. Selling inflatable sandbags, flood barriers and mobile shelters, she provides the vital equipment and training her clients need to reduce their disaster risk
Flooded street in Paris
Drilling deep into the Greenland ice sheet, researchers reconstructed the jet stream's tumultuous past and found that climate-caused disruptions are likely to have drastic weather-related consequences for societies on both sides of the Atlantic.
StEER engineers assess why some buildings survive hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, and why others do not.
In brief, Risk Rating 2.0 moves the NFIP away from its heavy reliance on in-or-out flood zones, in particular in-or-out of the so-called “100-year floodplain,” and towards an individual assessment of risk for each property.
Disaster preparedness
When COVID began to infiltrate the Caribbean, WFP helped Dominica implement systems to more efficiently collect and analyze the data needed to determine who was eligible for payments to help ride out the pandemic.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat
Effects of large herbivores on fire regimes and wildfire mitigation
This report discusses how abandonment of agricultural land is widespread in many parts of the world, leading to shrub and tree encroachment.
Old Residential High rise towers from North America of the 1970s
Some of the worst risk is where Canadians are probably least expecting it: in a zone running from the Great Lakes to the St. Lawrence River that includes major cities like Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City.
Eruption of the Tungurahua volcano above the city of Ambato, Equador (2016)
Volcanologists have historically focused on the risks of large-scale eruptions, but new research highlights how small eruptions can combine with human-made vulnerabilities to cause catastrophic impacts.