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IBM scientists have developed a 'stochastic optimization model' to help countries better prepare for and manage natural disasters...
Cable News Network
A workshop on the development of disaster resistant sustainable forestation and plantation introduces technology invented by Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI)...
New Nation, the - Ittefaq Group of Publications Limited
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ISDR system partner Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) to participate in a panel on challenges for the Caribbean’s coastal tourism environment at the 10th annual Caribbean conference on sustainable tourism development...
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WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said "it is not possible to prevent natural hazards, but the loss of lives and the damage that they cause can be minimized through risk management based on better observations"....
World Meteorological Organization
The State Government of Orissa on Tuesday sought financial assistance of Rs 609 crore from the Centre to save the state from natural calamities caused by global warming....
Times of India, the
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In line with its commitment to support disaster risk reduction, the European Commission has allocated funds to improve the capacities of communities at risk in Central America, Central Asia and South East Asia...
European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO)
World Vision reports that as a result of implementing the Tashkent Disaster Risk Reduction Project, 11 communities in Tashkent, Uzbekistan will be equipped to mitigate the effects of earthquake...
World Vision International
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China's director of the disaster relief bureau of the Ministry of Civil Affairs remarked at the Sino-Norwegian Bilateral Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction that governments at all levels are considering a shift to disaster reduction...
China Daily