The Niyam Predictive Analytics Team provides custom tools and expertise to help public agencies assess and reduce their risk to natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Our team manages FEMA’s Hazus Program – one of the world’s leading open, publicly funded risk models. We lead development of Hazus software, scientific methodologies, and nationwide strategies for risk assessment and communication by working closely with research institutions, engineers, and public agencies at every level of government.
Our team collaborated with the United States Geological Survey to model earthquake impacts in the first two hours of shaking. These estimates help responders distribute resources effectively and help planners mitigate damages during future earthquakes. After the 2018 Anchorage Earthquake, our impact estimates were delivered to the President of the United States to drive a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
Niyam helped the New York City Office of Emergency Management calculate the economic risk to flooding at every structure across one of the world’s largest cities. The team accomplished this using only free, open source technology – a big win for technology transparency in the risk analysis community. Our flood risk assessment tool can be leveraged during real-time flooding to calculate financial risk at 10,000 structures per second.
Our team works directly with FEMA, the National Hurricane Center, and the Pacific Disaster Center to predict and map impacts from major hurricanes. As Hurricane Dorian approached the U.S. coast along a continually shifting path in September, we used a wind model to keep decisionmakers informed about predicted dollar losses, damaged buildings, and people needing shelter.
Why Niyam IT?
Niyam IT is a technology team with a mission: empower decision-makers to reduce risk using the best available data and science. Our team leverages a dense network of connections in the risk assessment community to ensure solutions employ the latest data and science from trusted public agencies – then we connect technology with risk management strategies. We make sure clients can analyze risk to reduce it.