Disaster Risk Analysis System (DRAS)
- Aida Hadzic Hurem (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DRAS is an online platform created with the aim to change the approach to disaster risk reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina by providing accurate information to decision makers and citizens about exposure to floods, landslides and earthquakes.
DRAS has been developed within the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The system allows free access to scientific floods, landslide and earthquakes hazard data to decision makers and citizens in order to increase disaster risk awareness for specific locality. After successful piloting in 2 cities, DRAS is now available for 12 cities and municipalities and will be scaled up to additional 10 through new project financed by Swiss Development Cooperation.
DRAS consists of 3 Modules. Module is 1 being publicly available; while Modules 2 and 3 are accessible to respective local authorities in accordance with their user rights. System can be accessed via the following link: http://dras.undp.ba/. Module 1 displays floods, landslides and earthquake hazard maps on google maps. Module 2 allows local governance authorities to view information on individuals that are considered as vulnerable categories of population, enabling better inclusion of vulnerable categories into DRR planning. Module 3 allows fast computer analysis and creation of spatial risk assessments for local authorities combining scientific hazard, land use and vulnerability data in accordance with EU Floods Directive. DRAS is implemented in close cooperation with local stakeholders and is institutionalized within beneficiary municipalities.