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date: 06 December 2023

Disaster Risk and Decision-Makinglocked

Disaster Risk and Decision-Makinglocked

  • Jeroen WarnerJeroen WarnerWageningen University & Research
  •  and Art DewulfArt DewulfWageningen University and Research Center


Disasters call for rapid decision-making, with precious little time to select a course of action among several possible alternative options. Disaster risk decision-making is situated in the context of the shifting understandings of decision-making under uncertainty, intensified by climate change. Three research traditions are identified in decision-making: (a) classic analytical decision-making theories, (b) naturalistic decision-making (NDM) and sense-making, and (c) multiple streams and complexity approaches. Crisis decision-making and risk decision-making are increasingly becoming intertwined.


  • Adaptation
  • Policy and Governance

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