Use of geo-Science in disaster in disaster preparedness.

Foundation for Development Management (FDM) with Overseas Development Institute (ODI), assessed the production, communication, and use of scientific information in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. In the aftermath of the earthquake 2015, natural scientists immediately set out to understand the hazard context, including the nature of the rupture, aftershock probabilities and the occurrence of secondary hazards (landslides). For instance, DFID funded Durham University (DU) and the British Geological Survey (BGS) to provide information on the evolving landslide risk in the earthquake-affected mountain and hill districts through a landslide mapping study. In addition, the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC) tasked with coordinating disaster risk reduction activities - convened (informally) representatives from key organizations engaged in scientific research and knowledge brokering within Nepal. In this regard, the study primarily focused on tracking the production, communication, and interpretation of the landslide inventory maps produced by Durham/BGS and funded by DFID immediately after the April and May earthquakes.

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