ICG/IOTWS Working Group 1: Tsunami Risk Assessment and Reduction


1. Develop guidelines for tsunami risk assessment in the marine and land environment as part of a global multi-hazard risk management framework.

2. Encourage Member States to carry out assessments of tsunami hazard and risk.

3. Facilitate the application and use of inundation model outputs for tsunami hazard and risk

4. Provide guidance to emergency response managers on the preparation of risk assessment

5. Facilitate data sharing where possible, including access to and development of databases,
incorporating exposure, tsunami hazard and vulnerability.

6. Facilitate capacity building, including knowledge transfer, in the form of workshops, training
programmes and case studies for risk assessment in all Indian Ocean countries.

7. Provide advice and develop guidelines on hazard mitigation (physical interventions – artificial
and natural methods).

8. Liaise with other working groups within the ICG/IOTWS, and with working groups from the
other ocean basins through the TOWS WG to coordinate the implementation of tsunami risk
assessment and reduction.

9. Carry out routine survey/stock taking on the status of Risk Assessments in each Member State.

10. Under the direction of the Steering Group, carry out assessments of the IOTWS performance
after each exercise and real tsunami event. Encourage and assist national assessments
following real events.

The Group will be composed of members nominated by Member States, invited observers, with a chairperson and a vice-chairperson to be elected.


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