Any physical construction to reduce or avoid possible impacts of hazards, or application of engineering techniques to achieve hazard-resistance and resilience in structures or systems.
27 Apr 2015, UNISDR
'This tragedy underlines the importance of the work of the Government and the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium launched on International Day for Disaster Reduction in 2009... retrofitted hospitals have been able to withstand the impact of the earthquake. Nepal raised the issue of a major earthquake in Japan where countries adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction,' said Margareta Wahlström...
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