The AIR worldwide model reflects extensive research on seismic hazard and vulnerability, providing a comprehensive view of earthquake risk in India, enabling companies to better manage their risk from earthquake shake and liquefaction. Since the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, liquefaction is recognized as an important component of earthquake risk assessment.
Facing a variety of disaster risks, almost 200 Southern California cities depend too much on big government to protect them, which will lead to slower recovery time, say experts on disaster preparedness. In the next few weeks, the newly launched Socal Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative will focus on recommendations on how to make the region better prepared for a disaster.
In the midst of one of the worst droughts to affect Central America in decades, the expanded Panama Canal is a model for how to adapt to climate change and reduce disaster risk. The revamped system of basins and locks has not only increased traffic capacity, it is also expected to reduce overall water use by seven percent, thereby lowering the risks posed by drought.