GFDRR, a unit within the World Bank, has developed a web-based tool ThinkHazard! to enable non-specialists (decision makers, planners and government staff) to consider the impacts of disaster on new developments of project.
Users can quickly assess the level of river flood, earthquake, drought, cyclone, coastal flood, tsunami, volcano, and landslide hazard within their project area to assist with project planning and design. Users are only required to enter their project location – national, provincial or district name. The results interface shows a user whether they require high, medium or low awareness of each hazard when planning their project.
The interface provides links to additional resources such as country risk assessments, best practice guidance, and additional websites. ThinkHazard! also highlights how each hazard may change in the future as a result of climate change.
The tool is a web-based open source mapping platform allowing other developers to improve or alter the platform.
This tool is available in English, French, and Spanish. Data is available for all countries, but the information is most relevant for less developed countries as GIS datasets are more advanced in more developed countries.
Content provided by developer.
- Who is it for? GovernmentOwners/OperatorsEngineers/Planners/Surveyors (NB. Development professionals, planners, anyone. It should not replace more robust data though)
- Sector: CitiesCross-Sector
- Sector specific?No
- Type: Open Source/Freemium
- Maturity: In Use
- Region: Europe
- Value Chain Stage: Design/Plan, Diagnose, Options