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Tsunami risk assessment for local communities in Indonesia to provide information for early warning and disaster management

Post, Joachim and Mück, Matthias and Zosseder, Kai and Steinmetz, Tilmann and Riedlinger, Torsten and Strunz, Günter and Mehl, Harald and Dech, Stefan and Birkmann, Jörn and Gebert, Niklas and Anwar, Herryal Z. and Harjono, Hery (2008) Tsunami risk assessment for local communities in Indonesia to provide information for early warning and disaster management. In: International Conference on Tsunami Warning (ICTW). Towards Tsunami Safer Communities, 2008-11-12 - 2008-11-14, Bali, Indonesia.

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Decision makers at the community level need detailed information on tsunami risk in their area. Knowledge on potential hazard impact, exposed elements such as people, critical facilities and lifelines, coping capacity and recovery is crucial to plan precautionary measures to mitigate potential impacts of tsunamis on society and the environment. In this study a community level risk assessment methodology is presented. Thereby the risk assessment encompasses and discloses weaknesses within the components exposure, susceptibility, response and recovery potential at the community level. This means that detailed information is generated on dynamic exposure factors (e.g. day and night distribution of exposed people, location and properties of critical facilities), people ability to respond and evacuate potential damage on the built environment, local emergency response capability and local ability for rehabilitation and recovery. To quantify these risk components detailed surveys have been conducted to collect the necessary information. Based on these data on socio-economic household properties, critical facilities locations, building damage potential, potential vertical and horizontal evacuation areas and their properties an in-depth risk assessment has been conducted. The study presents first results of studies which have been performed in several pilot areas in Indonesia. They are based on common developed methodologies at the community level. The results and products can be used for tsunami disaster adaptation and mitigation planning, but also to improve people and institutional preparedness and awareness. General guidelines on how to conduct the assessment are being developed and shall be incorporated into community level disaster management strategies.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Tsunami risk assessment for local communities in Indonesia to provide information for early warning and disaster management
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Post, JoachimJoachim.Post@dlr.de
Mück, Matthiasmatthias.mueck@dlr.de
Zosseder, Kaikai.zosseder@dlr.de
Steinmetz, TilmannUniversity of Wuerzburg, Institute of Geography, Department of Remote Sensing
Riedlinger, Torstentorsten.riedlinger@dlr.de
Strunz, GünterGuenter.Strunz@dlr.de
Mehl, Haraldharald.mehl@dlr.de
Dech, Stefanstefan.dech@dlr.de
Gebert, NiklasUnited Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security
Anwar, Herryal Z.Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Harjono, HeryIndonesian Institute of Sciences
Date:November 2008
Journal or Publication Title:International Conference on Tsunami Warning (ICTW)
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Tsunami, risk assessment, vulnerability, disaster management
Event Title:Towards Tsunami Safer Communities
Event Location:Bali, Indonesia
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2008-11-12 - 2008-11-14
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignement
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):W -- no assignement (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Environment and Security
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Joachim Post
Deposited On:16 Jan 2009
Last Modified:31 Jul 2013 13:34

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