Environmental knowledge for disaster risk management

The ‘Environmental Knowledge for Disaster Risk Management (ekDRM)’ project aims at capacity development in disaster risk management by advancing environmental knowledge, particularly the use of statistics and space technology including remote sensing & GIS for decision support systems (DSS); spatial planning for Na-tech disasters within the multi-hazard framework of disaster risk management; environmental & natural resource legislation; role of EIA in disaster mitigation and post-disaster recovery; environmental services especially shelter, water & sanitation, waste management; and natural resource management for disaster risk reduction.