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Risk Reduction at the "Last-Mile": an attempt to turn science into action by the example of Padang, Indonesia

Taubenböck, Hannes and Goseberg, Nils and Lämmel, Gregor and Setiadi, Neysa and Schlurmann, Torsten and Nagel, K. and Siegert, F. and Birkmann, Jörn and Traub, K.-P. and Dech, Stefan and Keuck, V. and Lehmann , F. and Strunz, Günter and Klüpfel, Hubert (2013) Risk Reduction at the "Last-Mile": an attempt to turn science into action by the example of Padang, Indonesia. Natural Hazards (65), pp. 915-945. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-012-0377-0 ISSN 0921-030X

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More than ever before, the last decade revealed the immense vulnerability of the world’s cities to natural hazards. Neither the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004, the hurricane Katrina in 2005, the cyclone Nargis in 2008 nor the earthquakes in Sichuan in 2008 or in Haiti 2010 found the people, the city administrations or the national or international organizations well prepared in the advent of anticipated, but to a large extent disregarded natural disasters. It is evident that the lack of tailor-made disaster management plans and standard operational procedures are often the crucial point in proper risk reduction approaches. This study presents an approach to transfer advancement of knowledge of an extensive interdisciplinary scientific study on risk identification into a master plan for risk mitigation. The study has been conducted by means of a setting up capacities and experts from different scientific communities coming from civil and coastal engineering, remote sensing, social sciences, evacuation modeling and capacity building. The paper presents the results of this research approach and interweaves key findings with recently made experiences from an eyewitness on a previous hazard event. Thus, necessary tsunami hazard and vulnerability information and in consequence valuable insights on preparedness activities have been derived for initiating updated infrastructural designs and practical recommendations for emergency management and strategic spatial planning activities at the local scale. The approach was applied in the context of tsunami early warning and evacuation planning in the coastal city of Padang, Western Sumatra, Republic of Indonesia.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/81202/
Document Type:Article
Title:Risk Reduction at the "Last-Mile": an attempt to turn science into action by the example of Padang, Indonesia
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Taubenböck, Hanneshannes.taubenboeck (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Goseberg, NilsFranzius Institut for Hydraulic, Waterways and Coastal Engineering – Leibniz University HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Lämmel, GregorTransport Systems Planning and Transport Telematics, Institute for Land and Sea Transport Systems Faculty V – Department of transport and mechanical engineering, Technical University of BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Setiadi, NeysaUnited Nations University; Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); BoUNSPECIFIED
Schlurmann, TorstenFranzius-Institute for Hydraulic, Waterways and Coastal Engineering Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science, Leibniz University HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Birkmann, JörnUnited Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human SecurityUNSPECIFIED
Dech, Stefanstefan.dech (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Strunz, GünterGuenter.Strunz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Klüpfel, HubertTraffGo HT GmbH; DuisburgUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2013
Journal or Publication Title:Natural Hazards
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1007/s11069-012-0377-0
Page Range:pp. 915-945
Keywords:Risk, Vulnerability, Interdisciplinary Research, Engineering, Remote Sensing, Evacuation Modelling, Tsunami, Natural Hazards, Mitigation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Fernerkundung der Landoberfläche (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Geo Risks and Civil Security
Deposited By: Taubenböck, Dr. Hannes
Deposited On:14 Feb 2013 09:43
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:21

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