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Scenario-based multi-risk assessment in the Andes region

Brief description

The objective of RIESGOS 2.0 is to enable improved decision-making to strengthen resilience in society and improve disaster preparedness with regard to multiple hazards. As a central tool, a scalable information system with an extended demonstrator for multi-risk assessment is being developed. The focus is on multi-risk situations and the related cascading effects in selected pilot regions in three countries of the Andean region: Chile, Peru and Ecuador. RIESGOS 2.0 builds on the results of the BMBF collaborative project RIESGOS  (11/2017-02/2021) and aims to substantially expand the approach by addressing key research questions and user requirements while strengthening the potential for practical applicability.

DIALOGIK contribution

The DIALOGIK project "Risk Communication and Dialogue" comprises the development of recommendations and strategies for dealing with multi-risk situations and related cascading effects in disaster risk management. By involving local actors from politics, administration, business and society, the practical application of the multi-risk information developed in RIESGOS 2.0 and its practical relevance are strengthened in this project. The implementation is carried out via participatory dialogue forums organised jointly with the South American partners. The focus is on using the multi-risk scenarios developed and analysed in the project to discuss and identify information needs and to develop and evaluate policy options in the pilot areas. This dialogue enables an interactive exchange between the stakeholders involved in risk management, i.e. all relevant interest groups and stakeholders. DIALOGIK thus supports the long-term and sustained integration of the project results from the areas of "research" and "development" in the partner countries.

Project partners

  • German Aerospace Center
  • German Research Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
  • Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
  • Technical University of Munich
  • 52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH
  • geomer GmbH
  • Dr. Klaus MARTIN, Sachverständigenbüro für Luftbildauswertung und Umweltfragen