ThinkHazard!

ThinkHazard!

Organization

Global Facility for Disaster Reductions and Recovery

Type(s) of Tool

Modelling ToolsSimulate economic, social, and physical systems to help planners optimize outcomes from different decisions.

Sector(s)

Tools applicable to all sectors

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., PrioritizationAuthorities decide which projects to realize and how to allocate resources., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., ProcurementThe provision of goods and services to realize a project are tendered and closed., FinanceDevelopers decide how to pay for their project., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design., ConstructionThe asset is constructed in line with design, budget and timeline., Operation and MaintenanceInfrastructure assets are managed and maintained during their use time.

Language Availability

English, French, Spanish

Country of Origin

USA

Date of Development

2007

Version

3.0

Description

ThinkHazard! is a web-based tool to analyze the risks of natural hazards (floods, wildfires, earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, water scarcity, extreme heat, tsunamis and cyclones) at national, regional and local level for all countries around the world. The tool provides a simple overview of different hazard levels for any given area and delivers recommendations and guidance for adaptation and safety, including for project design and planning. ThinkHazard! also highlights how each hazard may change in the future as a result of climate change.

Tool Outcome

ThinkHazard! is a simple flagging system to highlight the hazards present in a project area. The results interface shows a user whether they require high, medium or low awareness of each hazard when planning their project. The tool also provides recommendations and guidance on how to reduce the risk from each hazard within the project area and provides links to additional resources such as country risk assessments, best practice guidance, additional websites.