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Critical Infrastructure

The primary physical structures, technical facilities and systems whose disruption, failure or destruction have a serious impact on the functioning of society, the economy or the state within a natural hazard induced disaster context.

 Photo by UNISDR (From left) SRSG Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Mr. Masayuki Hayashi from Toyama Prefectural government, and Mr. Mitsuo Fukuda from Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport in the area of the main Shiraiwa Sabo Dam in Tateyama Sabo Facilities.

100 years preventing debris flows in Japan

16 Nov 2015, UNISDR Hyogo; UNISDR AP

On a recent visit to the Tateyama Sabo facilities for prevention of soil erosion in Toyama Prefecture, head of UNISDR, Margareta Wahlström, said: 'This is one of the longest running DRR projects in the world going back at least as far as 1906 when the local government started. It's a good example of how we can live with nature and manage risk in an environmentally sensitive way'...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk
  • Indicator 4.3 [PDF, 93Kb]Economic and productive sectorial policies and plans have been implemented to reduce the vulnerability of economic activities
  • Indicator 4.6 [PDF, 85Kb]Procedures are in place to assess the disaster risk impacts of major development projects, especially infrastructure
  • Indicator 5.3 [PDF, 86Kb]Financial reserves and contingency mechanisms are in place to support effective response and recovery when required.

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