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Post-Event Review Capability

The Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) methodology was created by Zurich Insurance to provide research and independent reviews of large flood events. It seeks to answer questions related to aspects of flood resilience, flood risk management and catastrophe intervention. It looks at what went well, as well as opportunities for improvement, and results in a set of recommendations for the future.

Use this page to learn about the PERC methodology, read full PERC reports or find specific recommendations.

PERC Reports

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The PERC manual

The PERC manual

The Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) is a systematic framework for the analysis of a disaster...

Zurich’s Post-Event Review Capability: Global lessons for reducing risk and increasing resilience

Zurich’s Post-Event Review Capability:...

Impacts from disasters are getting worse. Yet after a disaster, there is rarely time to learn what...

Houston and Hurricane Harvey: a call to action

Houston and Hurricane Harvey: a call to...

Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas on August 25, 2017 as a Category 4 storm. Over...

 

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PERC Recommendations

Search all the PERC recommendations produced in all PERC reports. Refine your search using the criteria on the left.

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Include local communities in the process

Any shift to favor more prevention would require a concerted community-based approach, involving local elected officials, local authorities, the main institutions dealing with response and the technical functions s...

Activate critical networks earlier

The Monitoring and Coordination Center (CVC) becomes operational only in a confirmed crisis. The crisis cells, which were created in 2009 across all provinces, are only activated when the governor (wali) decides to ...

Improve measurement density and data links

Satellite and radar data, already used in some areas, need to be used throughout the country. Observations of rainfall and from river gauges need to be linked to weather models for the next few days to allow an inc...

Provide better flood maps

Better data would allow accurate local flood maps and maps identifying the hazards of surface flooding to be produced. These maps should be considered decision support tools and could help authorities better target preve...

Improve data quality and dissemination

Producing high-resolution data and linking tools and technologies would allow reliable early warning systems to be set up. The observation and data networks are presently sparse. Improved forecast data (now only pu...