Effective Communication of Flood Risk Information for Improved Decision Making in Rakhine State, Myanmar




Figure 1. The Myanmar Disaster Risk Reduction Decision Support System has a user-friendly interface that allows decision makers and technical officials to access risk assessment data in Rakhine State. Source: ADPC 2015.

Figure 2. Flood Hazard Map of Rakhine State. Source: ADPC, UNDP 2011.

Figure 3. Community members walk to assess damage of recent flood events in late July and early August. Cyclone Komen triggered floods and earthquakes that affected 12 states in Myanmar. Activities such as these are important in the development of early warning systems as information is needed regarding the overall impact of past disaster events. Source: ADPC, IOM 2015.

Figure 4. Tabletop exercise involving female community members and local government authority to develop Flood Early Warning System in Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. Source: ADPC 2013.

Figure 5. ADPC training of community members in Singburi Province of Mr. Warning System derived from disaster risk database provided by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM). Source: ADPC 2015.