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    SEISMIC SHOCK ABSORBERS FROM USED TIRES 2011-01-25 21:14:34
    Used tires can be built into house foundations to work as base isolators. The “Elephant foot on tire” concept is based on low cost construction principles: In the bottom of the foundation ditches round river stones work as roller bearings. The tires slide on top in an earth quake and help also to absorb the vertical ground movements.
    Community-based flood preparedness and mitigation in Bidara Cina, East Jakarta 2011-01-25 21:10:14
    Every year floods cause loss of lives and infrastructural damages in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. In this regard non-structural flood mitigation and preparedness measures have been implemented in several neighbourhood units in Bidara Cina, East Jakarta. In particular these measures are aimed to improve community’s understanding and awareness of the natural and social components of floods and strengthen people’s capability to deal with flood events.
    RAIN-INDUCED LANDSLIDE SUSCEPTIBILITY: A GUIDEBOOK FOR COMMUNITIES & NON-EXPERTS 2010-12-22 05:07:58
    This guidebook offers a simplified and graphical assessment procedure for landslide susceptibility. It was prepared for communities and non-experts to enable them to evaluate landsliding susceptibility on their own. The use of this procedure can serve as a preliminary and quick step for a more detailed slope-failure-potential and risk evaluation. This procedure can also facilitate the identification and acceptance by communities of appropriate and cost-effective mitigation measures.
    Effective Cyclone Early Warning Dissemination at Community Level 2010-09-29 15:03:01
    Cyclone is the natural hazard which causes huge loss of lives and properties in Bangladesh. Since cyclones can not be prevented, the most cost-effective way to minimize the loss is to put in place an effective and sustainable early warning dissemination system at family and community level.
    Earthquake Early Warning and its Application to Mitigate Human and Social Damages 2010-09-29 14:53:48
    By applying quick determination of epicenter and magnitude of an earthquake within a few seconds after its occurrence, we may be able to take urgent action to mitigate damages before arriving strong motion and/or Tsunami. Such information can save not only human lives (e.g., evacuation from crushing death cause by falling furniture), but also social and economic loss (e.g., to minimize defective units at instrument factory)
    School-Catchments Network for water-related disaster prevention 2010-04-23 00:43:57
    Implementation of School Catchments Network is conducted by constructing various hydrological stations. This network is utilized for scientific research, environmental education and disaster prevention, by local inhabitants, scientists, water resources managers and the Civil Defense organization. Local communities can recognize the hydrological processes of their region and establish adequate manages of water resources and natural disasters.
    University-Community Collaborative Education Model for Developing Resilient Society in the Areas Vulnerable for Geological Disasters, in Indonesia. 2010-04-10 12:11:10
    The project addresses a university-community collaborative education model to support the geological disaster risk reduction (DRR) program at the local or village level. The specific objective is to provide a media for capacity development of students and young researchers to enable them to dedicate their knowledge and skill to support the development of society resilient in a particular village, which is vulnerable for any geological disaster.
    Low-cost and adaptive technology to support a community-based landslide early warning system in developing countries 2010-03-15 02:32:20
    Simple and low-cost equipments for landslide monitoring and early warning have been developed and installed at five provinces in Indonesia. These monitoring equipments are connected to siren system in order to directly warn the local community for taking necessary actions in dealing with landslide disaster. In addition, the local community in remote areas can easily operate and maintain the equipment based on their own capability.
    Implementation of Folk-Song Program in disaster awareness raising 2009-12-29 19:33:23
    In country like Nepal, most of the disaster awareness raising education/training programs has been able to attract only educated and leading people of the community. The implementation of Folk-Songs like programs with disaster awareness theme can be useful in attracting the children, women, minorities and other marginalized groups who generally don’t take part in other such activities.
    Hazards Mapping and Assessment for effective Community-based Disaster Risk Management or “READY” Project 2009-10-15 14:36:18
    The project addresses the problem of disaster risk management (DRM) both at the national and local level. At the national level, the project aims to institutionalize and standardize DRM measures and processes by different organizations involved in the Project while management of the timing of project implementation and engagement with local government has been taken cared of. At the community level, it will address the availability of hazards maps, the lack of community based hazard monitoring and warning systems and the need to build up the capability of community leaders to implement activities and measures for disaster reduction. It also empowers the most vulnerable municipalities and cities in the country and enables them to prepare disaster risk management plans. The project develops a systematic approach to community based disaster risk management thru: (1) scientific multi-hazard mapping as the first step to risk assessment; (2) community based disaster preparedness and (3) initiation of mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction into the development planning process of the local government units. The Project targets 27 high risk provinces in the country to natural hazards.
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