19 Jun 2023
 | 19 Jun 2023
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A new regionally consistent exposure database for Central Asia: population and residential buildings

Chiara Scaini, Alberto Tamaro, Baurzhan Adilkhan, Satbek Sarzhanov, Vakhitkhan Ismailov, Ruslan Umaraliev, Mustafo Safarov, Vladimir Belikov, Japar Karayev, and Ettore Fagà

Abstract. Central Asia is highly exposed to a broad range of hazardous phenomena including earthquakes, floods and landslides, which have cause substantial damages in the past. However, disaster risk reduction strategies are still under development in the area. We provide a regional-scale exposure database for population and residential buildings based on existing information from previous exposure development efforts at regional and national scale. Such datasets are complemented with country-based data (e.g. building census, national statistics) collected by national representatives in each Central Asia country (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). We also develop population and residential buildings exposure layers for the year 2080, which support the definition of disaster risk reduction strategies in the region.

Chiara Scaini et al.

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Chiara Scaini et al.

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Short summary
Central Asia is highly exposed to multiple hazards, including earthquakes, floods and landslides, for which risk reduction strategies are currently under development. We provide a regional-scale database of assets at risk, including population and residential buildings, based on existing information and recent data collected for each Central Asia country. Population and number of buildings are also estimated for the year 2080 to support the definition of disaster risk reduction strategies.