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The purpose of this sub-project is to assist the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GoCD) with improving disaster and climate resilience through various activities including rehabilitation of infrastructure, development of tools and modeling systems supporting engineering scale analysis, and coastal and hydrological processes throughout the island. This will be accomplished in three ways:

1. The Collection of high accuracy, high resolution airborne Light Imaging Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) topographic data, airborne bathymetric LiDAR data, and multi-spectral Orthophotography.

2. Data Analysis and Data Modeling including the development of high accuracy terrain and bathymetric models for use by GoCD agencies including Lands and Surveys         Division, Fisheries Division, Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division, Ministry of Public Works and Ports, Physical Planning Department, Dominica Water and Sewerage             Company (DOWASCO) and the Dominica Metrological Service. These models will include processed sensor data in a GIS/CAD/Engineering usable format, as well as           specifically derived analytical products specific to stakeholders needs.

3. Technology Transfer and Training to GoCD officials in the development, maintenance, use and management of the information collected through a series of                     workshop seminars and training.

The data and products required for the GoCD are: Digital Terrain and Elevation Models (DTM and DEM) and Bathymetric (BAT) models for the development of hydrological models and to analyze water flow, drainage management, flood control, and to support and further strengthen land planning activities. Global warming and sea level rise are increasing risks and therefore data is required for mitigation planning in the event of future disasters. The GoCD has been working with disparate legacy data and therefore establishing high quality data is critical for future planning.  The PCU published the Standard Bidding Document (SBD) for LiDAR on 7th December 2016, with proposals due on 23rd January 2017.  

About Us

The Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) officially launched in September 2014 with the establishment of a Project Coordination Unit (PCU). The PCU is charged with the responsibility of implementing the various activities under the DVRP. It is funded by the World Bank, International Development Association (IDA), Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) and the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

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