Nepal Hazard Risk Assessment Part 1: Hazard Assessment

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Government of Nepal, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI),Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI)

The project objectives include the development of a synthesis report on Nepal's major hazard risks by carrying out a review of existing vulnerability and hazard reports, studies, analyses and assessments at the national and sub-national levels; an overview presentation of the vulnerability assessment for the country; the development of a detailed economic analysis using the loss probability modeling of Nepal’s risks in conjunction with projected economic losses from forecasted hazards; and the mapping of high risk geographic regions.

The scope of the project included collecting and analyzing existing data and reports of historical losses due to catastrophic events in Nepal; mapping the natural hazard risks for Nepal; detailing exposure to droughts, floods, landslides, earthquakes and other hazards; analyzing and quantifying the projected losses in absence of mitigation investments; and identifying possible information gaps and outlining the need for further analytical work to develop a comprehensive quantitative risk assessment for Nepal.