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Building Capacity for assessing the Seismic Risks to Socio-economic Development in Myanmar

Lead PI: Dr John C. Mutter

Unit Affiliation: Earth Clinic (EC)

August 2012 - December 2014
Inactive
Asia ; Myanmar
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The proposed clinic will build knowledge of seismic risk and capacity for earthquake risk management in Myanmar and place earthquake risk reduction on the development policy agenda in Myanmar. To achieve this the team will combine geophysical and socio-economic approaches to inform the need for and help develop national seismic risk policies.

SPONSOR:

Earth Institute

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$15,000

RESEARCH TEAM:

Sonali Deraniyagala, Nano Seeber, Stephanie Lackner, Glenn Denning, Zaw Oo, Nano Seeber

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

School of International and Public Affairs

KEYWORDS

socioeconomic urbanization geophysics seismic risk policies earthquake risk management

THEMES

Restless earth