Background

Argus

Natural Disasters Risk Management


Argus is an ICT platform for natural hazard risk management at national and sub-national levels. Based on a methodology that merges quantitative and qualitative information, Argus provides a holistic end-to-end solution for a country’s natural hazard risk management needs. To support governments in safeguarding development gains in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

  • Overview

    Argus — Natural Disasters Risk Management

    Over the past 12 years, disasters have continued to exact a heavy toll on countries and investors. The total economic loss during this period more is $1.3 trillion. Over 1.1 million people have lost their lives and 2.2 billion people have been affected. In addition, between 2008 and 2012, 144 million people were displaced by disasters. Natural hazards are increasing in frequency and intensity and those exacerbated by climate change are significantly impeding progress toward sustainable development.

    Evidence indicates that the exposure of people and assets in all countries has increased faster than vulnerability has decreased. Thus generating new risk and a steady rise in disaster losses with significant socio-economic impact in the short, medium and long term, especially at the local and community level. More dedicated action needs to be focused on tackling underlying risk drivers and compounding factors, such as demographic change, poverty and inequality, weak governance, inadequate and non-risk informed policies, limited capacity especially at the local level, poorly managed urban and rural development in light of rapid urbanization, declining ecosystems, climate change and variability, and conflict situations.

  • Platform

    Argus — Natural Disasters Risk Management

    Argus gathers natural hazard risk information and assesses the level of exposure and vulnerability of public and private assets, as well as the human capital needed to manage these hazards. Argus then supports prioritization of risks to be addressed and looks at national capacities for managing these risks. Finally, Argus offers risk reduction and mitigation solutions tailored to the countries capacities to implement them, while enabling continuous risk monitoring.


    RESPONSIVE LAYOUT

    Powerful Layout with Responsive functionality that can be adapted to any screen size.

    SIMPLE UX

    Intuitive Interface to avoid wasting your time for editing and management.

    POWERFUL PERFORMANCE

    Optimized code that are completely customizable and deliver unmatched fast performance.

    SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS

    Improvements, simplifying secure features from platform manufactures.

    CALCULUS IN REAL TIME

    Calculus for modelling, analysing and verifying real-time systems.

    ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

    Complete control on each & every element that provides endless customization possibilities.

    COLOR RISK SCHEMES

    Easily distinguishable colors for each risk level.

    CREATE EASY PDF REPORT

    Create clear PDF Report for print.

    LIBRARY SECTION

    You can collect easily Documentation, Videos, Screenshots and Links.

  • Benefits
    • Risk information gathering, analysis, prioritization and management solutions.
    • Risk information dashboard that facilitates effective decision-making for economic investment prioritization and risk informed development.
    • Regular automated risk monitoring and review of recommendations.
    • Management of several geographic locations with a user-friendly platform.
    • Secured information storage and user-friendly report retrieval systems.
    • Full compliance with the strictest international standards.