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Second International Conference on Early Warning (EWCII) Bonn, Germany. Effective Early Warning - use of hazard maps as a tool for effective risk communication among policymakers and communities -. Session organized by the Government of Japan. Risk Perception Gap. Recognized Risk.

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Second International Conference on Early Warning (EWCII)Bonn, Germany

Effective Early Warning- use of hazard maps as a tool for effective risk communication among policymakers and communities -

Session organized by the Government of Japan

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Risk Perception Gap

Recognized Risk

Actual Risk

Risk

Risk

Big Gap

Need for Generating

Realistic Disaster Scenario

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Less Community Awareness

Development of Early Warning Tech.

Volcanic Eruption Warning!

Which way to be taken?

Flood Warning!

What to do?

Where to go?

Tsunami

Warning!

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Hazard Mapping

as a Tool for Effective Early Warning

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Safe Evacuation Route

Early Warning

=

Understanding of Hazardous Areas

Appropriate Risk Awaweness of Local Communities

Safe Evacuation

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Risk Analysis

Effective Use of Hazard Map

Develpment of Early Warning

Appropriate Risk Awareness of Local Communities

Risk Communication Using Local Knowledge and Structure

Reduce Damage by Disasters

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“Risk Awareness”

makes the difference.

Ratio of

Evacuation

Approximately One Hour

1.5 times

Those who did not see the Hazard Map

30%

20%

Those who sawthe Hazard Map

10%

0%

Those who did not

see the Hazard Map

Those who sawthe Hazard Map

Advice to

evacuate

Order to

evacuate

Ratio of Evacuation

Six hours after advice to evacuate

Peak of Evacuation

after advice to evacuate

Source: ”Survey Report on Local Residents’ Reactions in the Rainstorm in Koriyama at the End of August 1998”, Katada Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Gunma Univ.

risk awareness makes the difference
“Risk Awareness” makes the difference.

- Bangladesh’sLeading Example -

  • In 1970, half a million people died in one cyclone
  • Cyclone Preparedness Programme safely evacuated 2.5 million people during 5 cyclones in 1990s

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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