This podcast series, ‘Data for Disaster Risk Reduction, reflects the systemic use of data for handling disasters and effective decisions for post-disaster recovery. The series also focuses on the role of data at each stage of the disaster management cycle: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. This podcast series would be offering examples of various disasters and the timely decisions taken to reduce the impact of disaster and minimize the loss. This series is jointly hosted by the CODATA, Tonkin and Taylor, New Zealand, and the Center for Applied Geomatics, CEPT Research and Development Foundation. It offers a rich collection of conversations, case studies, and audio essay by eminent thinkers, practitioners, public decision-makers, and policy advocates recall and reflect, discuss critical issues and point out the way forward.
Coordination and Data Management for response to recovery
In 2021, Emergency Event Database, the global database on disasters, recorded 432 events related to natural hazards worldwide. The first episode of the podcast series on Data for Disaster Risk Reduction explores data-driven response and recovery, data coordination, management, and required resources and infrastructure. Insights into policies to be adopted to use technology for better disaster prediction.
The episode has Yan Wang, Data Stewardship Coordinator at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands and Bapon Fakhruddin, Technical Director, Tonkin and Taylor, New Zealand.
Data Driven Dynamics for Resilience – Coherence of Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Health
The first episode has Professor Virginia Murray, Head of Global Disaster Risk Reduction, UK Health Security Agency and Bapon Fakhruddin, Technical Director, Tonkin and Taylor.
In the first episode the two speakers will discuss emerging trends in climate change, disaster risks, and the role of data. Data system dynamics, and FAIR data for risk reduction, Sustainable Development Goals and health are discussed. Role of governments for utilisation of data and how International organisations can promote awareness.
Data to enhance Early warning systems and early actions
This episode talks about the importance of data in hazard modeling and the challenges faced while setting up an early warning system. Dr. Bapon Fakhruddin, Technical Director, Tonkin, and Taylor from New Zealand, co-chair of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), and Jill Bolland, Principal Natural Hazard and Climate Risk Consultant, Tonkin, and Taylor, share their views on the issues related to data quality and inequality in the data distribution, and how access to open data still is a long way to go while dealing with disaster risk assessment on a global scale.
Data for Disaster related statistics
Learn about data-driven response and recovery, data coordination, historical data management, required resources, and infrastructure. Insights into policies to be adopted to use technology for better disaster prediction.
Role of social media, geospatial and earth observation communities to expedite emergency relief
In this episode of the “Data for Disaster Risk Reduction Series,” the speakers talk about various essential data sources during emergency relief, and the challenges geospatial and earth observation communities in multiple countries face when working with crowdsourced data. They further discuss the importance of policy frameworks when dealing with different sources of data, the role of governments in the utilization of data, and how International organizations can promote awareness.
Data for Loss and Damage Assessment
The fifth episode has Dr. Bapon Fakhruddin, Chair for the CODATA Task Group on FAIR-DRR, a trained hydrologist with 17 years of working experience in water engineering, climate, and disaster risk management. His key areas of expertise are hydrological modeling, early warning system, emergency communication, climate-proofing infrastructure, and disaster risk reduction; Dr. Animesh Kumar works at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction as the Head of Office in Bonn. The UNDRR Bonn Office serves as the organization’s global facility for climate action and comprehensive risk management, disaster data, and monitoring of the Sendai Framework and SDGs.
Data and trends for climate change risks
This episode of the Data for Disaster Risk Reduction talks about preparing for adversity caused by Climate Change; risk levels can be assessed using vulnerability, exposure, and hazard data. Further, into the episode, the importance of quantitative and qualitative data is also discussed to ensure a holistic risk assessment.
The sixth episode of this podcast series has Dr. Bapon Fakhruddin, Chair for the CODATA Task Group on FAIR-DRR, a trained hydrologist with 17 years of working experience in water engineering, climate, and disaster risk management. His key areas of expertise are hydrological modeling, early warning system, emergency communication, climate-proofing infrastructure, and disaster risk reduction; and Ilan Kelman is a Professor of Disasters and Health at University College London, England, and a Professor II at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway. His overall research interest links disasters and health, integrating climate change into both. Three main areas are (i) disaster diplomacy and health diplomacy, (ii) island sustainability involving safe and healthy communities in isolated locations, and (iii) risk education for health and disasters.