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Building Analytical Capacity for Rapid Financial Response to Floods

Lead PI: Dr. Upmanu Lall

Unit Affiliation: Columbia Water Center (CWC)

August 2016 - April 2017
Inactive
Asia ; Southeast Asia
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The limited ability of a government to rapidly allocate funds for effective response immediately after disasters is a potentially dangerous bottleneck. Can satellite remote-sensing data, ground-based information, hydrometeorological data, and financial instruments be tied together in an effective way to allow for efficient and comprehensive disaster response? Columbia Water Center is investigating this question in a pilot program beginning in Southeast Asia, sponsored by the World Bank.

SPONSOR:

World Bank

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$76,515

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

KEYWORDS

floods remote sensing natural disaster financial instruments finance disaster response

THEMES

Restless earth