Experts with Multidisciplinary Backgrounds
Understanding Terrestrial Biodiversity
Supporting the National Aquaculture Industry
Developing Efficient Food Production Techniques
Biodiversity, Conservation, and Ecosystem Management

Challenge

Kuwait is vulnerable to threats and hazards associated with environmental and industrial crises in its petroleum, residential, energy, and industrial sectors. Managing an effective response requires informed and efficient decision making as well as coordinated efforts from multiple emergency response units and national stakeholders. Recognizing these challenges, KISR developed the Crisis Decision Support (CDS) Program to address the need for a centralized infrastructure capable of identifying threats and mobilizing responses to mitigate and avert the impact of both natural and man-made disasters.

 

Goal

The CDS Program will develop linkages between the nation’s scientific expertise and its emergency response infrastructure.  It will establish a database of information on Kuwait’s potential threats and organize clear channels of communication among stakeholders, thereby improving the nation’s overall readiness to respond to earthquakes, sand and dust storms, floods, fires or radiation.

 

Program Thrusts

  • Prioritization of Potential Crises:  Identify Kuwait’s potential environmental threats and prioritize them on the basis of their frequency and potential damage to and impact on human health, infrastructure, and the environment.
  • Identification of Appropriate Emergency Tools: Identify the technologies and tools needed to more thoroughly measure and monitor the potential hazards to Kuwait.
  • Establishment of a National Crisis Decision Support Center: Support the Kuwait government’s initiative to establish a crisis decision support center to coordinate Kuwait’s efforts to effectively manage national crises.
  • Emergency Response Capacity Building: Organize and coordinate emergency response training courses.