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Modeling Power Outage Risk From Natural Hazards  

Seth Guikema and Roshanak Nateghi

Online publication date:
Jun 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Risk Assessment, Infrastructure
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

Online publication date:
Dec 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Climate Change, Tropical Storms, Coastal Storm Surge
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

Online publication date:
Jan 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
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 Hazards Governance in Algeria  

Djillali Benouar

Online publication date:
Feb 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
Natural hazard governance has become complicated. This is because many recent disasters had the biggest impact in urban areas with a large concentration of people heavily dependent on ... More

Natural Disaster Risk Financing and Transfer in ASEAN Countries  

Paul Raschky and Sommarat Chantarat

Online publication date:
Feb 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
ASEAN countries are frequently hit by a variety of natural disasters, and a large fraction of economic activity in ASEAN countries is located in areas exposed to these natural perils. ... More

Natural Flood Risk Management  

Anna Murgatroyd and Simon Dadson

Online publication date:
Jan 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
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

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Resilience, Risk Management, Policy and Governance
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

Online publication date:
Sep 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
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

Online publication date:
Nov 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
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 India  

Anshu Sharma and Sunny Kumar

Online publication date:
Dec 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
India faces a very broad range of hazards due to its wide geoclimatic spread. This, combined with deep-rooted social, economic, physical, and institutional vulnerabilities, makes India one ... More

Natural Hazards Governance: An Overview of the Field  

Thomas A. Birkland

Online publication date:
Nov 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
The field of natural hazards governance has changed substantially since the 1970s as the breadth and severity of natural hazards have grown. These changes have been driven by greater social ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Australia  

John Minnery and Iraphne Childs

Online publication date:
Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
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. The ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Canada  

Jack Lindsay

Online publication date:
Sep 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
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

Online publication date:
Aug 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Case Studies, Policy and Governance
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

Online publication date:
Jan 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
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

Online publication date:
Jan 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
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 Germany  

Mark Kammerbauer

Online publication date:
Jun 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance, Legal Issues
In the Federal Republic of Germany, with its parliamentary system of democratic governance, threats posed by natural hazards are of key national relevance. Storms cause the majority of ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Indonesia  

Bevaola Kusumasari

Online publication date:
Oct 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
Geographically, Indonesia is located in southeast Asia between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. It is recognized as an active tectonic region because it consists of three major active ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Mexico  

Elizabeth Mansilla

Online publication date:
Dec 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Case Studies, Policy and Governance
As a result of the earthquakes that occurred in September 1985 and their human and material consequences, disaster care in Mexico became institutionalized and acquired the rank of public ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Nepal  

Katie Oven

Online publication date:
Jan 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Policy and Governance
Natural hazards in Nepal have traditionally been managed on an ad hoc basis as and when they occur, with individuals and communities largely responsible for their own risk management. More ... More

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