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Risk and Vulnerability Atlas

MAPPING THE WAY TO A RESILIENT FUTURE

The objective of SARVA is to profile the vulnerability of municipalities and proactively strengthen the ability of the people of South Africa to cope with a range of natural and anthropogenic hazards (including climate change, biodiversity loss, and epidemics).

SARVA combines multi-disciplinary datasets from a range of organisations in a single point of access.

PRODUCTS

Dashboard Tool

Explore interactive visualisations of vulnerability indicators.

Atlas

Explore spatial and temporal characteristics of a range of hazards.

Risk Profiler

Identify vulnerable populations, regions, sectors, or ecosystems.

Download Data

Explore SARVA's data repository.

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Hazards Profiled

Risk and vulnerability updates

3rd July 2020

Data Theme: Disasters

South Africa is at risk from a wide range of natural and technological hazards that can lead to disasters such as droughts, floods, major fires, tornadoes, major oil spills and even earthquakes. …

3rd July 2020

Maternal Health Report

Detailed Report on Sustainable Development Goals 3.1.1 (Maternal mortality ratio) and 3.1.2 (Proportion of births attend by skilled health personnel) …

26th Jun 2020

Guide to SARVA

What is the purpose of the portal? Why is SARVA III more than climate change now? What types of data are held on the portal?…

ABOUT SARVA

SARVA is an initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation and forms a 10-year Global Change Grand Challenge. It is currently in its third phase of implementation with this phase focusing on data access and value-added products for decision-making.

SARVA is a ‘living atlas’ that will be updated quarterly as new data is published to SAEON’s Open Data Repository. 

SARVA supports open data and provides access to global change resources – including datasets and services, static content, references to documentation and reports, and other digital objects.