Words into Action Man-made and technological hazards


The Words into Action guidelines aim to ensure access to expertise and communities of practice of DRR practitioners. These resources are from the guideline Man-made and technological hazards.


This publication of Common Inspection Criteria is intended to share knowledge about technical and organizational measures and enforcement practices related to major hazard control and implementation of the Seveso Directive. The criteria were developed by

European Union

This report analyses past technological incidents with hazardous materials releases and damage to industrial facilities caused by the impact of storms. It discusses the vulnerability of industrial sites including that of the main equipment types present

European Commission

This leaflet provides brief information about Natech and other chemical releases caused directly or indirectly by cyclones. It is an extract from the WHO publication Chemical releases caused by natural hazard events and disasters – information for public

World Health Organization

This brochure marks 25 years of OECD’s Chemical Accidents Programme. It explains the history of the programme and many of its achievements since it was established in 1988. Over the years, there have been many publications and events which have addressed

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
This report contains the findings of a study commissioned by agencies of the United Nations to obtain credible information on the conditions in which people affected by the Chernobyl accident are living fifteen years after the explosion, and to make recommendations as to how their needs can best be addressed in the light of this information.
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The general objective of the Danube Delta project was to improve the cooperation between the national authorities and industrial operators of the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine in the Danube Delta region through enhancing and, where possible

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Umweltbundesamt

The guidance is composed of two parts. Part A is the guidance on general matters, which provides support and clarification to public authorities and practitioners on the requirements, interlinkages and application of the relevant United Nations Economic

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

This Convention, written in English, French, and Russian, establishes agreement between signing parties about prevention, preparedness, and response related to industrial accidents capable of causing transboundary effects, including effects caused by

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

This Convention establishes agreement between all signing parties to mitigate pollution impacts on transboundary waters and to ensure the ecological integrity of transboundary waters, all the while guaranteeing that waters are used reasonably and

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

This document describes capacity building efforts to implement a Chemical Accident Prevention and Preparedness Programme for Tanzania (CAPP-TZ) based on the Flexible Framework Programme for CAPP developed by UNEP. The National Inception Workshop of the

United Nations Environment Programme United Republic of Tanzania - government