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The Guide takes a practical approach in addressing man-made and technological hazards, and builds upon previous analyses and recommendations relating to such hazards in the context of DRR.
The Guide builds on the outcomes of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group on Indicators and Terminology for the Sendai Framework, and the work on hazard classification and terminology related to man-made hazards. It covers the following classes of hazards:
Examples include industrial pollution, ionizing radiation, toxic wastes, dam failures, transport accidents, factory explosions, fires and chemical spills. Technological hazards also may arise directly as a result of the impacts of a natural hazard event. A technological accident caused by a natural hazard is known as a Natech.
This guide does not cover structural collapses of buildings and infrastructures such as bridges, dams and factories as this is subject of another guide.
Public review of Words into Action guide on Man-made and Technological Hazards: Practical considerations for Addressing Man-made and Technological Hazards in Disaster Risk Reduction
As an effort from the international DRR Community and brokered by UNISDR, this official public consultation version is a product of a long and detailed process of drafting, consultation and review. This document will be on PreventionWeb for public review during 3 months and has the purpose to ensure we haven’t overseen aspects that are important to consider. Share your comments through the survey here.
This Words in Action (WiA) Guide addresses man-made hazards, including the subset of technological hazards. The Guide takes a practical approach in addressing man-made and technological (Man-made and Tech hazards), and builds upon previous analyses and recommendations relating to such hazards in the context of DRR.