The role of science in the management of natural hazards and major risks: Scientific expertise in Switzerland and within International Geneva
Based on aforementioned observations, the objective of this publication is to present a report on the management of natural hazards and major risks in Switzerland with a particular emphasis on the role of science in this context. This report starts by examining the national strategies created in Switzerland and relates them to the international context. It then presents an overview of the actors involved in the battle for the integrated prevention of disasters – be they natural or technological in nature – by way of background to the introduction of a practical tool which facilitates the identification of specialist institutions and researchers involved in a given area on the levels of research, training (see tables and information sheets) and consulting (see information sheets). This tool is aimed at the university, institutes of technology and scientific institutions and the experts available within the organisations of International Geneva. The internet address is also provided at which it will be possible to access regularly-updated detailed information sheets on the relevant institutions in Switzerland.
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