As part of the partnership with the Association of Municipalities of the Middle Itajaí Valley (Ammvi), in Brazil, Paulo Moura, project development engineer at IMREDD, presented the steps of the risk management process to an audience of mayors, deputies, municipal councilors and technicians. Valentin Grosso, research engineer at IMREDD, led a workshop to build a regional risk management action plan.
Information, prevention, protection and crisis management. These subjects were presented at the 1st regional seminar on resilience and risk management held on Tuesday (10), at the Association of Municipalities of the Middle Itajaí Valley, in Blumenau. According to Moura, risk management should start by understanding the phenomena and risks to which each municipality is subject, in addition to informing and training citizens to deal with such events. Then we move on to the prevention phase, aimed at reducing the impact of the danger on society and then to the protection of people and property. “Finally, we have crisis management, when the phenomena are monitored in order to make aid more effective and organize a return to normal as quickly as possible,” explained Moura.
“We are opening the doors of the Middle Itajaí Valley to the world and we are working to make us a benchmark in resilience. We have already gone through difficult times and the natural disasters by which our municipalities have been affected encourage us to seek innovations and tools that make us pioneers and guide our efforts to anticipate crises, act on vulnerabilities, serve the population and get back to normal as quickly as possible, “said Mário Hildebrandt, president of the association of municipalities and mayor of Blumenau.
The seminar was promoted by AMMVI in partnership with IMREDD, University Côte d’Azur, the Regional University of Blumenau (Furb) and the town hall of Blumenau with the support of the municipalities of the Middle Itajaí Valley. As a precautionary measure regarding the coronavirus epidemic, the IMREDD team participated by videoconference.