Disaster risk management

Disaster risk management is the application of disaster risk reduction policies and strategies to prevent new disaster risk, reduce existing disaster risk and manage residual risk, contributing to the strengthening of resilience and reduction of disaster losses.

Latest Disaster risk management additions in the Knowledge Base

Policies and plans
The Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Climate Change Adaptation Program for the period from 2023 to 2030. The adoption and implementation of the 2023-30 Climate Change Adaptation Programme is of general interest for the Republic of Serbia.
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A longstanding partnership between the University of Hawai’i’s Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) and the Government of The Bahamas has reached a new milestone in its ongoing journey to increase disaster management capacity within the country and beyond.
Pacific Disaster Center
Texas A&M researchers are using AI to improve the management of disasters like hurricanes before, during and after the events.
Texas A&M University System
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Disaster, as per the standard mantra, comes from hazard and vulnerability combining. Hazard is not a disaster by itself, because sometimes a hazard ends up as a disaster and sometimes it does not. The different outcomes emerge from vulnerability.
Radical Interpretations of Disasters and Radical Solutions
Billions of francs have since been spent on beefing up flood defences. More money is being poured into solutions, including a CHF1 billion pledge to protect the Rhine Valley between Switzerland and Austria over the next three decades.
swissinfo.ch - International Service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has had some bad press. However, AI is also showing its value as a transformative technology that could change the way we manage threats. One such threat is wildfire. Discover AI innovations in managing wildfire risk.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Mozambique - aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai, 2021
How we think and talk about disasters influences our responses, including decisions on what crises and communities to support, and how and when we provide critical philanthropic resources.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Research briefs
Their update accounts for the effects of overlooked physical properties in ice.
University of California, Irvine
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