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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.

Fixing the cracks in the Himalayas to avert another Kashmir-like tragedy

16 Sep 2014, Economic Times, the

'The Himalayas are threatened like never before. Most pertinently, the immensity of the impact on life and property is entirely attributable to poor planning, bad governance and environmentally-destructive activities promoted and justified in the name of 'development',' writes Amitabha Pande in the Economic Times...

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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