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Hazard mapping

Hazard mapping


Early warning and Environmental assessment

As climate change increases the likelihood of unexpected weather patterns and natural disasters, communities need tools and methods to adapt to increased drought, floods, landslides and other climate-induced hazards. The CTCN collaborates with various stakeholders to provide technical assistance through technologies such as hazard risk mapping and early warning systems. An important climate adaptation strategy is also for countries to be equipped with better data and environmental information such as assessments of water resources and invasive species, as they are an important basis for decision-makers. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.


In recent years, countries around the world, including Japan, have witnessed the frequent occurrence of disasters such as torrential rains and flooding events arising as a result of global warming and earthquakes. This has raised the importance of taking prevention measures against various forms of disasters. In the event of such large-scale disasters, preventing and minimizing damage is of the utmost importance. This can be done through enhancing the voluntary disaster prevention capability of each region, and through self-help and mutual assistance. PASCO creates flood hazard maps, earthquake hazard maps, tsunami hazard maps, and other hazard maps that serve as basic data contributing to the enhancement of voluntary disaster prevention capability. PASCO provides support for the disclosure of various types of hazard maps through the Internet. In addition, PASCO also provides support for the establishment of systems aimed at enhancing the daily, public awareness of disaster prevention. This is carried out in ways such as setting up large touch-panel monitors at the entrances of government offices for the display of hazard maps.


Date of release: 
Friday, October 19, 2018