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Impact of Climate Change on Flood Factors and Extent of Damages in the Hindu Kush Region  

Atta-ur Rahman, Shakeel Mahmood, Mohammad Dawood, Ghani Rahman, and Fang Chen

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Mar 2019
This chapter analyzes the impacts of climate change on flood factors and extent of associated damages in the Hindu Kush (HK) region. HK mountains system is located in the west of the ... More

Integrating Access and Functional Needs in Community Planning for Natural Hazards  

Nnenia Campbell

Populations that are rendered socially invisible by their relegation to realms that are excluded—either physically or experientially—from the rest of society tend to similarly be left out ... More

Introduction to Socio-Ecological Resilience  

Vincenzo Bollettino, Tilly Alcayna, Philip Dy, and Patrick Vinck

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Sep 2017
In recent years, the notion of resilience has grown into an important concept for both scholars and practitioners working on disasters. This evolution reflects a growing interest from ... More

Lessons on Risk Governance From the UNISDR Experience  

Sálvano Briceño

In the context of this article, risk governance addresses the ways and means—or institutional framework—to lead and manage the issue of risk related to natural phenomena, events, or ... More

Linking Risk Reduction and Community Resilience  

Hyunjung Ji

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Jun 2018
Risk reduction is a policy priority in governments at all levels. Building community resilience is one of the keys to reducing disaster risks. Resilience-focused risk reduction considers ... More

Livelihoods in Bangladesh Floodplains  

Parvin Sultana and Paul Thompson

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Jun 2017
Floodplains are ecologically diverse and important sources of livelihood for rural people. Bangladesh is one of the most floodplain-dominated countries and supports the highest density of ... More

Measuring Flood Discharge  

Marian Muste and Ton Hoitink

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Aug 2017
With a continuous global increase in flood frequency and intensity, there is an immediate need for new science-based solutions for flood mitigation, resilience, and adaptation that can be ... More

Modeling Power Outage Risk From Natural Hazards  

Seth Guikema and Roshanak Nateghi

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Jun 2018
Natural disasters can have significant widespread impacts on society, and they often lead to loss of electric power for a large number of customers in the most heavily impacted areas. In ... More

Modeling Tropical Cyclones in a Changing Climate  

Enrico Scoccimarro

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Dec 2016
Tropical cyclones (TCs) in their most intense expression (hurricanes or typhoons) are the main natural hazards known to humankind. The impressive socioeconomic consequences for countries ... More

Multilevel Environmental Governance in the European Union and United States  

Colin Provost

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Jan 2019
Managing the risks of climate change partly involves setting and implementing regulatory standards that help to diminish the causes of climate change. This means setting regulatory ... More

Natural Flood Risk Management  

Anna Murgatroyd and Simon Dadson

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Jan 2019
Subject:
Floods
Flooding is a natural hazard with the potential to cause damage at the local, national, and global scale. Flooding is a natural product of heavy precipitation and increased runoff. It may ... More

Natural Hazards and Risk Management  

Ljubica Mamula-Seadon

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

Natural Hazards and Their Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Dewald van Niekerk and Livhuwani David Nemakonde

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Sep 2017
The sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region, along with the rest of the African continent, is prone to a wide variety of natural hazards. Most of these hazards and the associated disasters are ... More

Natural Hazards and Voting Behavior  

Olivier Rubin

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Nov 2018
Natural hazards have repercussions that reverberate to the political level. Their adverse socio-economic impacts could undermine political support from key fractions in society. ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Australia  

John Minnery and Iraphne Childs

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Jul 2017
Natural hazards governance varies across Australia for two critical reasons: first, the country’s large size and latitudinal range; and second, its divided federal government structure. ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Canada  

Jack Lindsay

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Sep 2018
The responsibility for hazard governance in Canada is indirectly determined by the division of subjects in the Constitution Act of 1867. This is because emergency management is not a ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in China  

Timothy Sim and Jun Lei Yu

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Aug 2018
China is a vast country frequently impacted by multiple natural hazards. All natural disasters have been reported in China, except volcanic eruptions. Almost every region in China is ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Cuba  

Enrique A. Castellanos Abella and Benjamin Wisner

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Jan 2019
Natural hazard governance in Cuba elicits widely differing commentaries. While some experts praise it as an extension of state commitment to social welfare, others debate the ethics, ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Democratic States With Developed Economies  

Patrick Roberts

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Jan 2019
Natural hazards have evolved from being the responsibility of subnational governments—if the government intervened all—to become a core function of national governments. The cost of ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Mexico  

Elizabeth Mansilla

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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