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The collection, processing, organization and dissemination of information to support knowledge sharing for disaster risk reduction, including the development common terminology.

US: NSF invests $40 million in research infrastructure for earthquake, wind and water hazards

24 Oct 2015, NSF

Recognizing the national need for resilience against multiple natural hazards, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated a new chapter in hazards research with a $40-million investment in Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI). 'With NHERI, we are broadening NSF's 15-year investment in earthquake engineering to include critical research in wind engineering and reduce the devastation wrought by hurricanes and tornadoes.'...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 2.2 [PDF, 109Kb]Systems are in place to monitor, archive and disseminate data on key hazards and vulnerabilities
  • Indicator 3.1 [PDF, 105Kb]Relevant information on disasters is available and accessible at all levels, to all stakeholders (through networks, development of information sharing systems etc)
  • Indicator 5.4 [PDF, 88Kb]Procedures are in place to exchange relevant information during hazard events and disasters, and to undertake post-event reviews

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