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Living With Risk A Global Review of Disaster Reduction Initiatives

Living With Risk A Global Review of Disaster Reduction Initiatives






Publisher:  DIANE Publishing Company
Summary: Earthquakes & floods are inevitable, but death & loss of health & livelihoods are not. This report will guide practitioners in disaster & environmental mgmt., & sustainable development. Focuses on the lessons from the past on how to reduce risk & vulnerability to hazards & on the challenges of tomorrow. Chapters: risk awareness & assessment; policy & public commitment: the foundation of disaster risk reduction (DRR);... building understanding: development of knowledge & info. sharing; a selection of disaster reduction applications; related internat. commitments & the UN role in disaster risk reduction; Challenges for the future; basic terms of DRR; directory of internat., regional, nat., & specialized org. involved in DRR & related issues. Biblio. [read more]

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ISBN-13: 9780756730543

ISBN: 0756730546

Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
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