Caribbean Handbook on Risk Information Management

van Westen, C. J. (Consultant), Jetten, V. (Consultant), Sliuzas, R. (Consultant), Brussel, M. (Consultant), Alkema, D. (Consultant), Bastian Van den Bout (Consultant), Manzul Hazarika (Consultant)

Activity: Consultancy

Description

The Caribbean Handbook on Risk Information Management is an online handbook (www.charim.net) that supports the generation and use of hazard and risk information in the most frequent infrastructure and physical planning processes the Ministries of Physical Planning and Public Works are facing. It will guide the users in identifying what hazard and risk information is required and adequate for which situation (in terms of scale, quality, level of detail, etc.), which models are suitable to create this information, and what input data are needed. CHARIM was funded by the World Bank.
A consortium led by the Faculty ITC of the University of Twente and including the University of the West Indies, the Asian Institute of Technology and the University of Bristol was responsible for achieving the three main components of this project. The project’s acronym CHARIM stands for Caribbean Handbook on Risk Information Management.
The main objective of CHARIM is to build the capacity of government clients in the Caribbean region, and specifically, in the countries of Belize, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada, to generate landslide and flood hazards and risks information and apply this in disaster risk reduction use cases focusing on planning and infrastructure (i.e. health, education, transport, and government buildings) through the development of a handbook and, hazard maps, use cases, and data management strategy. The results of the CHARIM project are shared through a web-based platform: www.charim.net
Period2013 - 2016
Work forWorld Bank, United States, District of Columbia
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Flooding
  • Landslide
  • Caribbean
  • Dominica
  • Saint Vincent
  • Saint Lucia
  • Grenada
  • Belize