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We expect a maximum 5-page summary, that makes the case for why and how a particular intervention was successful at mitigating a potential disaster. While we do not impose a structure on the case summary, we provide the following suggestions for making such a case:
  • Consider counterfactual scenarios where there is no intervention, and imagine the impacts of potential hazards in such counterfactual>
  • If possible, point to evidence, in the form of previous hazard records, datasets, or newspaper articles, that support the above counterfactual analysis.
  • Lay out potential future benefits of the intervention, where climate change may intensify certain hazards.
  • Highlight the key lessons learned that should be shared.
Format: PDF file, A4 page size, single spaced, 12pt font size, written in English

Additional content
Applicants may opt to include relevant material of any structure or format (i.e. slides, video, etc) to strengthen the narrative in the 5-page case summary. (If uploading multiple files, please upload a zipped folder, or select all files in one time, thank you)


  1. Only complete entries submitted online will be considered.
  2. The averted or mitigated disasters must be related to natural, climate change and or/environmental issues. Risks due to war, social turmoil, chemical disasters, and/or political crises won’t be accepted.
  3. The aim of the applicants’ submission is to recognise successful disaster mitigation interventions around the world, and not to misuse and misrepresent the benefits of DRM. The submissions will be scrutinized in terms of transparency in the assumptions, data and analysis conducted. An example of misuse would be inflating the benefits of an intervention by cherry-picking ‘ideal’ counterfactuals – e.g. a hazard scenario too extreme and un-representative of the current knowledge of the hazard that the intervention benefits would inflate.
  4. The content of the winning case summary may be used by the ADA organizers to develop a documentary to showcase the intervention.
  5. If the contact information required in this form changes, the applicants will email


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