Organization: UCL-Université Catholique de Louvain
- Prof. Debarati Guha, Professor & Director of the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
The growing importance of measuring the impact (costs) of natural disasters to inform risk reduction is challenged by a growing array of disaster loss databases, which use different metrics, propose various degrees of openness, and follow various methodologies. This session centers on a panel debate of the various databases available for recording disaster losses and their use by different institutions. Panelists will discuss the current usefulness of various datasets, their strengths and weaknesses, and will seek to build consensus for future recommendations.