Risk map (APSARA):

a. Recognizes the great importance of the preparatory work required to develop the risk map;

b. Highlights that the risk map must consider different types of risks at different levels;

c. States that the risk map will be used as an important tool to identify intervention priorities, taking into account other factors such as the estimated costs, the technical opportunities and cultural value. The different considerations in preparing the risk map can be defined as follows:

– value of the monument (high value)
– degree of decay (0%-100%)
– diagnosis (high to low reliability)
– risk evaluation (high, low)
– work required to reduce the risks (urgent, temporary, final)
– cost of the temporary and final interventions
– comparison of the data with the other monuments in order to identify the priorities.

d. Acknowledges also that the risk map is a tool which, depending on the input information, makes it possible make more rational choices and decisions;

e. Recalls that the risk map can be computerized, thereby enhancing the data management capacity;

Finally, in the strategy developed by the Heritage Management Framework project, following the methodology adopted in the Angkor Charter, the ICC-Angkor expresses its appreciation for the operating plan that was implemented with a view to preparing the risk map for the Angkor Thom site and that could be extended to other monuments. This work was conducted by a Cambodian team led by architect Sok Soseila, working under Dr. Hang Peou and with the technical assistance of consulting architect Michel Verrot.