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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.

In home-grown innovation, Pakistani village rises above flood woes

16 Nov 2015, TRF

Flooding is an annual phenomenon in Layyah district. But the flood-resilient homes in Sehar, which were mostly rebuilt in late 2010, survived, just as they did during heavy flooding in the three years from 2011 to 2013. 'Even though floods still strike our areas in a more intense and frequent manner, we remain safe,' said Zulekha Hussain, a villager who lives in one of the raised houses...

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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