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Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Valdes, Helena Molin, Annan, Kofi A.
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.Valdes, Helena Molin is the author of 'Living With Risk A Global Review of Disaster Reduction Initiatives' with ISBN 9780756730543 and ISBN 0756730546.
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