HYOGO FRAMEWORK COUNTRIES & REGIONS THEMES & ISSUES HAZARDS PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES
Subscriptions: RSSEmail

Megacities: vulnerability of infrastructure to natural disasters, summary of presentation


A/CONF.172/11/Add.5:

This paper addresses the consideration that prevention is better than cure: that planning to minimize the effects of natural hazards is preferable to responding to the often disastrous effects of such hazards.

This paper is a summary of a presentation by Mr. Stuart Mustow, President of the Institute of Civil Engineers and Representative of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, made at the technical session "Natural disaster reduction: effects of disasters on modern societies" at the World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction, Yokohama, Japan, 23-27 May 1994.

Related Links

Keywords

  • Themes:Critical Infrastructure, Structural Safety, Urban Risk & Planning

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/10992

Tag This Document


Comma separated. E.g. gender events, women

All tags:   urban09

> Log in to view your tags



comments powered by Disqus
Tools
Email this page