Design and Framework for a Decision Support System for Highly Urbanized MegaCities: Case Study Metro Manila

“The objective of this project is to create the design and framework of a decision support system for extreme events for Metro Manila. The system is intended to be an integrated platform for assessing hazards, exposure and vulnerabilities. This project highlights the learning of the PARR fellow during the visit to the NCDR, which was geared towards enhancing the Manila Observatory‚Äôs approach for effective science information communication towards risk reduction. Given the high exposure and pre-existing vulnerabilities of Metro Manila to current and future hazards (due to extreme events), it is important to begin exploring the potential establishment of a holistic and integrated decision support system that is applicable especially to highly urbanized megacities such as Metro Manila.” (Excerpt from Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Knowledge Brief No. 1)

This project is conducted by Dr. Gemma T. Narisma, Associate Director for Research and Head of the Regional Climate Systems Program of the Manila Observatory.

For more information:

http://start.org/files/2016/07/PARR-Knowledge-Brief_gemma.pdf

Fig. 1. General structure for translating the integrated risk framework into a decision support system for disaster risk reduction and resilience.

Fig. 1. General structure for translating the integrated risk framework into a decision support system for disaster risk reduction and resilience.

Fig. 2. An example of a potential set up for a starting physical backbone for a decision support system

Fig. 2. An example of a potential set up for a starting physical backbone for a decision support system