A technical team of officials from two government departments has just returned from a five-day visit to El Salvador, where they benefitted from that country???s experience in designing and implementing a National Coastal Risk Information Platform (CAPRA).
Comprising officials from the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage and the Town and Country Planning Development Office, the team sought to promote greater South-South cooperation between the two countries.
While in El Salvador, the officials visited the Centre for Monitoring of the Environment Ministry and took field trips to the coastal zone of La Libertad.
CAPRA is an application of probabilistic risk assessment for Central America, used for modelling natural hazards, including seismic risk assessment, and the risk of flooding rains, in and out of hurricane season. It is also used to generate information on threats and risks in specific watersheds.