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.
17 May 2013, Huffington Post
Success of disaster risk reduction 'depends heavily on how well disaster risk is understood. City planners, for instance, play important roles through risk-based territorial planning, enforcement of building standards, early warning systems, and emergency response plans,' writes Francis Ghesquiere, head of the GFDRR Secretariat on the pages of his Huffingtonpost blog...
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