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From HYCEN, risk management integrates different components aimed at the identification, prevention and attention to failures and disasters associated with the deficit or excess of water in natural and urban systems.

To protect life, livelihoods and ecosystems in the face of normal operating conditions and extreme events, a comprehensive approach is required that involves preventive, corrective and prospective measures for risk reduction and strengthening the disaster management process. Our actions to convert a risk scenario into a safe and sustainable territory are based on:

  • Statistical analysis and stochastic hydrology for stationary and non-stationary conditions, variability and climate change.

  • Identification, estimation and analysis of uncertainty and forecast models of climatological, hydrological, hydraulic, sedimentological and morphological variables.

  • Simulation and analysis of threat scenarios due to operational failures of hydraulic structures and extreme events (floods and droughts) in rivers, coastal zones, urban and rural areas.

  • Definition and estimation of operational, structural, social and/or environmental vulnerability in urban and rural areas and ecosystems associated with water systems

  • Estimation and risk maps for droughts and desertification of basins and agricultural areas, floods caused by overflowing rivers and sea access, erosion of banks in rivers and coasts, contamination and water deterioration of ecosystems, shortages and vulnerability of intakes, sedimentation in roads navigable vessels and ports, among others

  • Planning for mitigation of threats, vulnerability, risks and adaptation measures to climate change

  • Technical assistance and advice for disaster prevention, response and recovery

  • Remote sensors and GIS applied to risk management

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