Detecting Disaster Risk

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Who’s it for?

The Disaster Risk Analysis System (DRAS) is designed to be used by local citizens so that they can report risks and hazards they see. It is specifically targeted at people in vulnerable areas of Bosnia & Herzogovenia.

What they do?

The app sends the data through to the local authorities and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) so that a response can be coordinated. The Disaster Risk Analysis System (DRAS) was developed for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia & Herzogovenia.

About The Client

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia & Herzogovena

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the UNDP are committed to helping the country through political, economic and social reforms. They are specifically focused on 4 key areas: security, social inclusion, rural development, and the environment.

Project Objective

Managing risk in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina asked for an app which could be used to manage and visualise hazard data relating to floods, landslides, landmines and earthquakes, as well as information about the people that are living under these hazards.

Project Outcome

Successful web application for disaster management

The app is available on all major platforms and allows users to report local risks and hazards, such as floods and landslides. The information is passed on to UNDP staff who analyse the dangerous and plan a response. High risk areas are mapped out visually using a geographic information system (GIS). Access to the data is also provided to local authorities who can use it to plan and coordinate their response.

Risk Mapping

Quickly see which areas are high risk on a map

The app combines geographical data with local reports and hazard probability analysis. This creates a risk score for each part of the map which then can be displayed visually to give a quickly indication of the regions affected and the severity of the risk.

Secure Portal

A secure portal is available for the UNDP and local authorities to access the data

The information collected through the app is processed and then displayed through a secure portal to decision makers who are able to coordinate the response. The data can also be used for further analysis and research.