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The 2010 Chile Earthquake Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment. C. Kelly [[email protected]]. Focus on. The process and results of the REA How the results were incorporated onto post disaster recovery planning. The Earthquake. 27 February 2010

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Focus on
Focus on

  • The process and results of the REA

  • How the results were incorporated onto post disaster recovery planning.

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The earthquake
The Earthquake

  • 27 February 2010

  • 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami

  • Relatively low death toll but significant damage

  • Environmental impacts

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Rapid environmental impact assessment
Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Standard REA process (http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/publications/v.php?id=8267)

  • May/June 2010

  • Team of Chileans from WWF Chile, national government and Antofagasta Minerals

  • 2 advisors from WWF/US

  • Site visits and interviews with survivors, government officials, local organizations

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Results
Results

  • Disaster Debris Management: need for good practice management

  • Transitional Shelter: fire hazard, run-off and local flooding , fuel wood access, improved waste water management

  • Sewage Management: repair damaged facilities, conduct a seismic assessment facilities elsewhere and improve sewage management as part of recovery efforts,

  • Water Supplies: Assess damage to water supplies and define risk reduction options

  • Geophysical Changes: Remap marine resources, beaches, harbors and river outlets

  • Access to Land for Housing: Consider mitigation measures where hazardous locations are used for re-housing

  • Sustainable Natural Resource Use for Reconstruction: Assess overall environmental impacts of recovery and reconstruction.

  • Environmental Review: Special environmental impact review procedure for recovery efforts to identify positive and negative trade-offs of recovery plans

  • Coordination: Improved coordination of environment-related issues

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