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Disasters and society -- from hazard assessment to risk reduction

Disasters and society -- from hazard assessment to risk reduction

proceedings of the international conference, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany, July 26-27, 2004

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Published by Logos in Berlin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Emergency management -- Congresses.,
  • Risk management -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementorganised by Graduiertenkolleg "Naturkatastrophen", Universität Karlsruhe (TH) ... [et al.] ; editors, Dörthe Malzahn, Tina Plapp.
    GenreCongresses.
    ContributionsMalzahn, Dörthe., Plapp, Tina.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV551.2 .D577 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 416 p. :
    Number of Pages416
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16734088M
    ISBN 103832505857
    ISBN 109783832505851
    LC Control Number2008384468

    CiteScore measures the average citations received per document published in this title. CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a given year (e.g. ) to documents published in three previous calendar years (e.g. – 14), divided by the number of documents in . - UNISDR: Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction Human and material losses caused by such disasters are a major obstacle to sustainable development. By issuing accurate forecasts and warnings in a form that is readily understood and by educating people on how to prepare against such hazards, before they become disasters, lives.

    Disaster risk reduction (DRR) refers to the actions we take before a hazard or disaster occurs to reduce the impact of such an event. Examples include, implementing infrastructure building codes appropriate to existing and future disasters, measures to divert flood water, using drought-resilient crops or increasing water storage capacity in. strategies and have, in particular, highlighted the key components of disaster risk assessment and risk financing: “We recognize the value of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) tools and strategies to better prevent disasters, protect populations and assets, and financially manage their economic impacts” (Los Cabos, 19 June ).File Size: 2MB.

    Additionally, the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR), a biennial report on international disaster risk, helps provide countries with crucial information on disaster risk reduction in order to inform them of risks and thereby possible solutions in which to combat and prevent disasters. But still more needs to be done. Book Description. The Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for hazard and disaster research, policy making, and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. It offers critical reviews and appraisals of current state of the art and future development of conceptual, theoretical and practical approaches as well as empirical knowledge and available tools.


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