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Austria

Before the flood: What drives preparedness?

21 Aug 2017, IIASA

Improvements are needed in both public and private schemes that can help encourage risk reduction behaviours and reduce losses in future disasters, a new study finds. The researchers suggest that focus needs to shift from an insurance point of view to the encouragement of risk reduction.



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