Using science for disaster risk reduction: report of the ISDR scientific and technical advisory group
Available online: http://preventionweb.net/go/32609
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster ReductionPublished by: UN/ISDR ; 2013
This report asserts that the more widespread integration of science into disaster risk reduction policy making will depend on science being ‘useful, useable and used’. The case studies in the report describe specific examples of scientific learning being employed to enhance disaster risk reduction, providing evidence that science is useable for disaster risk reduction. The case studies were selected from across the breadth of scientific disciplines and from all parts of the globe. They demonstrate that science can: (i) be driven by the need to address the adverse effects of disasters on lives, livelihoods, economies and societies (ii) enable more focused disaster risk assessment (iii) reduce the impact of disasters by better forecasting (iv) improve disaster risk mitigation programmes.
Notes: Executive summary available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.
Language(s): Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Format: Digital (Free)
Tags: Natural hazards ; Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS) ; Early warning systems ; Disaster Risk Management (DRM) ; Hazard risk assessment or analysis Add tag