Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Disaster risk management master plan of Metro Manila

Recognizing the high disaster risk faced by Metro Manila, various organizations and local stakeholders have initiated the development of a Disaster Risk Management Master Plan (DRMMP) to guide the integration of a risk reduction agenda into ongoing governance and economic processes in the capital region. This work, undertaken under Phase 1 of the Cross-Cutting Capacity Development (3cd) Program, incorporates previous risk assessments and study results as the basis for a unified, consensus-based disaster risk management instrument. Metro Manila, with a population of about 12 million, is one of the largest and most complex urban regions in Asia. It is an assembly of 17 cities and municipalities that are prone to several natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, and tsunamis.

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