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Post-Crisis Environmental Assessments Methodologies

  • Environmental Assessments – An Introduction
  • HIT: The objective if the Hazard Identification Tool (HIT) is to alert the UN country Team after the natural disaster to potential secondary risks posed by large infrastructure and industrial facilities containing hazardous materials located in the affected area. This information can be shared with local and national authorities. Any actual secondary risk should be addressed at the earliest possible stage.
  • Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT): The FEAT provides a rapid scan to identify the most acute environmental issues immediately following the occurrence of a natural disaster. FEAT focuses primarily on the acute issues arising from released chemicals. It also provides general indications of the type of impacts to be expected from physical occurrences, such as erosion of fertile soil and salt water intrusion. As part of the FEAT, and desktop screening
  • Emergency Waste Management Guidelines: The guidelines, developed by OCHA and the UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit, provides advice to emergency response actors on good waste management practices – including initial clearance, storage and disposal.
  • Environmental Needs Assessment in Post-Disaster Situations:
  • Post-Conflict Needs Assessment :