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Structural Safety

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.

Nepal: Kathmandu under-prepared for earthquake

13 Jan 2015, Kantipur Publications

'We failed to learn from the 1934 disaster. There hasn’t been much progress to protect people and the existing infrastructure from earthquake,' said Amod Mani Dixit, executive director at the National Society for Earthquake Technology, the major partner of the government working in earthquake preparedness...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.1 [PDF, 104Kb]Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use natural resource management and adaptation to climate change
  • Indicator 4.4 [PDF, 101Kb]Planning and management of human settlements incorporate disaster risk reduction elements, including enforcement of building codes
  • Indicator 4.5 [PDF, 87Kb]Disaster risk reduction measures are integrated into post disaster recovery and rehabilitation processes

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