Tsunami risk reduction

The aim of this paper is to review the application of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) methodologies related to tsunami risk, with a focus on south-east Asia, especially Indonesia and Sri Lanka, which were highly impacted by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

This publication offers the following recommendations for bridging the potential implementation gap:

  • more detailed studies regarding why priorities of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) were not applied;
  • provision of strong institutional basis to clarify the role and requirements of vulnerability and risk information;
  • clarification of the roles of government agencies, local community and private sector;
  • more work on the development of indicators and criteria to determine the use of vulnerability information;
  • effective application of the knowledge about vulnerability aspects for successful implementation of DRR measures;
  • making use of risk and vulnerability indicators and assessment methodologies.

This document is an input paper for the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Løvholt, F.; Harbitz, C.B.; Nadim, F.; Birkmann, J.; Setiadi, N.J.; Bach, C.; Fernando, N.
24 p.

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