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Understanding Hazards and Risks

The type of hazards that impact a district is heavily dependent on the geographical location and its physical characteristics. Natural hazards that frequently occur in StIRRRD districts are floods and landslides (see Table 5.2). The results of LG-SAT- DRR show that respondents are generally aware hazard assessments in their regions (Fig. 5.4), which is a critical first step in identifying potential disaster and related

Hazard identification and risk assessment in StIRRRD districts

Fig. 5.4 Hazard identification and risk assessment in StIRRRD districts

DRR efforts required. In Seluma and Morowali, it seems that many of the participants are not aware that a hazard assessment exists. Fig. 5.4 illustrates that even though the respondents have an awareness of the hazard assessments of their districts, particularly Agam, Kota Bengkulu and Pesisir Selatan, this does not necessarily translate into an awareness of a risk assessment. From workshop discussions in some districts, risk assessments have not been carried out, and that understanding of risk as opposed to hazard is not well understood. Most respondent’s explanations for the lack of risk assessments relate to budget constraints of the BPBD. However, other information gathered from workshops and focus group discussions indicate that there is an expectation that provincial or national government will provide risk assessments, and that there is not always the capability within local government to carry out risk assessments, to understand them, or implement them in policies and plans.

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