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Adapting to Climate Sensitive Hazards through Architecture  

Allison Hoadley Anderson

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Feb 2017
In architecture, mitigation reduces the magnitude of climate change by reducing demand for resources; anticipatory adaptation improves performance against hazards; and planned adaptation ... More

Agency Coordination and Cross-Sector Collaboration in Fragile States  

Abdul-Akeem Sadiq and Jenna Tyler

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Oct 2017
Despite myriad descriptions and indicators used to define a fragile state, the international community has come to an agreement that a fragile state lacks the ability to maintain physical ... More

Agenda Setting and Natural Hazards  

Rob A. DeLeo

Agenda setting describes the process through which issues are selected for consideration by a decision-making body. Among the myriad of issues policymakers can consider, few are more ... More

Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change-Related Flood Risks  

Brenden Jongman, Hessel C. Winsemius, Stuart A. Fraser, Sanne Muis, and Philip J. Ward

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Feb 2018
The flooding of rivers and coastlines is the most frequent and damaging of all natural hazards. Between 1980 and 2016, total direct damages exceeded $1.6 trillion, and at least 225,000 ... More

Assessment of Earthquake Performance of Structures by Hybrid Simulation  

Amr Elnashai and Hussam Mahmoud

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Jan 2019
Subject:
Earthquakes
With current rapid growth of cities and the move toward the development of both sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems, it is vital for the structural engineering community to ... More

Benefit-Cost Analysis of Economic Resilience Actions  

Adam Rose

Economic resilience, in its static form, refers to utilizing remaining resources efficiently to maintain functionality of a household, business, industry, or entire economy ... More

Bureaucratic Policymaking on Natural Hazards  

Kristin O'Donovan

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Apr 2018
Bureaucratic politics, discretion, and decision-making for natural hazards governance present an important challenge of the use of autonomous bureaucratic discretion in the absence of ... More

Challenges for Natural Hazard and Risk Management in Mountain Regions of Europe  

Margreth Keiler and Sven Fuchs

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Sep 2018
European mountain regions are diverse, from gently rolling hills to high mountain areas, and from low populated rural areas to urban regions or from communities dependent on agricultural ... More

Children, Youth, and Disaster  

Alice Fothergill

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Jul 2017
Children and youth are greatly affected by disasters, and as climate instability leads to more weather-related disasters, the risks to the youngest members of societies will continue to ... More

Climate Adaptation Governance in Pakistan  

Syed-Muhammad Ali, Akhtar Naeem Khan, and Hamna Shakeel

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Mar 2019
Climate change is one of the greatest threats to the security of water, food, and energy in Pakistan. Pakistan has seen increased visibility of direct and indirect impacts of climate ... More

Climate Change as a Transboundary Policymaking Natural Hazards Problem  

Elizabeth Albright

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Apr 2019
Throughout the world, major climate-related catastrophic events have devastated lives and livelihoods. These events are predicted to increase in frequency and intensity across the globe, ... More

Climatology of Flooding in the United States  

Gabriele Villarini and Louise Slater

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Mar 2017
Subject:
Floods
Flood losses in the United States have increased dramatically over the course of the past century, averaging US$7.96 billion in damages per year for the 30-year period ranging from 1985 to ... More

Collaboration and Cross-Sector Coordination for Humanitarian Assistance in a Disaster Recovery Setting  

David Sanderson

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Nov 2017
While known to be important and essential for improved effectiveness and efficiency, cross-sector coordination and collaboration among different actors engaged in postdisaster recovery is ... More

Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction  

Rajib Shaw

Community-based approaches existed even before the existence of the state and its formal governance structure. People and communities used to help and take care of each other’s disaster ... More

Corruption and the Governance of Disaster Risk  

David Alexander

This article considers how corruption affects the management of disaster mitigation, relief, and recovery. Corruption is a very serious and pervasive issue that affects all countries and ... More

Debris-Flow Risk Assessment  

Matthias Jakob, Kris Holm, and Scott McDougall

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Aug 2016
Debris flows are one of the most destructive landslide processes worldwide, given their ubiquity in mountainous areas occupied by human settlement or industrial facilities around the ... More

Disaster and Emergency Planning for Preparedness, Response, and Recovery  

David Alexander

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Sep 2015
Emergency and disaster planning involves a coordinated, co-operative process of preparing to match urgent needs with available resources. The phases are research, writing, dissemination, ... More

Disaster and Response in an Experiment Called New Orleans, 1700s–2000s  

Richard Campanella

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Mar 2016
As an urbanized river-dominated delta, New Orleans, Louisiana, ranks among the most experimental of cities, a test of whether the needs of a stable human settlement can coexist with the ... More

Disasters and Large-Scale Population Dislocations: International and National Responses  

Anthony Oliver-Smith

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Jun 2018
Large-scale displacement takes place in the context of disaster because the threat or occurrence of hazard onset makes the region of residence of a population uninhabitable, either ... More

Disaster Volunteers  

Brenda Phillips

Subject:
Response
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

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