This book was produced to mark the end of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR), a United Nations initiative to reduce the negative effects of natural disasters.
This volume communicates solutions to the problems associated with natural disasters, stimulating discussion and improvements in methods of protecting people and property. It includes contributions from over 100 experts in hazard observation and helped to raise the profile of the IDNDR initiative, bringing issues concerning natural disaster management to a wider audience.
- Themes:Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Critical Infrastructure, Disaster Risk Management, Early Warning, Economics of DRR, Education & School Safety, Environment, GIS & Mapping, Health & Health Facilities, Information Management, Insurance & Risk Transfer, Media, Public-private Partnerships, Recovery, Risk Identification & Assessment, Social Impacts & Resilience, Space Technology, Structural Safety, Urban Risk & Planning, Vulnerable Populations
- Hazards:Cold Wave, Cyclone, Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Heat Wave, Land Slide, Storm Surge, Technical Disaster, Tsunami, Volcano, Wild Fire
- Countries/Regions:Africa, Americas, Australia, Bangladesh, Jamaica, Philippines, Turkey, United States of America