Generate reliable, usable data and make the data available.
To better conduct relief efforts and distribution, better data is needed on national and local demographics. Other existing data such as risk assessments, scientific data and flood maps should be available upon request or via public platforms (i.e., the internet). Having access to data at no cost and educating data users helps people make better, more informed decisions. In particular, hazard maps should be created and distributed so that the people in Nepal have a better understanding of the risks they face. This would also allow private and public sectors to take risks into consideration during planning and development. It is becoming increasingly feasible to crowd-source disaster impact data. This could provide a relatively straightforward way to create initial maps, such as flood hazard maps, based on past events. This would bypass the need to wait for improved topographic data and extensive modeling efforts.
|Author:||Karen MacClune;Kanmani Venkateswaran;Kanchan Mani Dixit;Shobha Yadav;Sumit Dugar;Rajani Maharjan|
|Published Date:||November, 2015|
|DRM Cycle:||Coping, Corrective Risk Reduction, Crisis Preparedness|