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Wharton duo propose steps to reduce catastrophes' losses

Professors Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania are recommending four steps to prevent natural disasters in their newly released paper: retrofitting schools to withstand earthquakes, flood walls, stronger roofs for housing in countries exposed to hurricanes and cyclones, and effective early disaster warning systems, reports OHSOnline. The Challenge Paper on Natural Disasters which was written for the Copenhagen Consensus 2012.

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  • Themes:Early Warning, Education & School Safety, Structural Safety
  • Hazards:Cyclone, Earthquake, Flood

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/26655

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