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Natural Hazards Governance in Russia  

Svetlana Badina and Boris Porfiriev

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Dec 2019
A major implication of the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 involved the radical transformation of the national security system. Its fundamentally militaristic paradigm focused on ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in South Africa  

D. van Niekerk, G.J. Wentink, and L.B. Shoroma

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Oct 2018
Disaster and natural hazard governance has become a significant policy and legislative focus in South Africa since the early 1990s. Born out of necessity from a dysfunctional apartheid ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in South Asia  

Mihir Bhatt, Kelsey Gleason, and Ronak B. Patel

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Jan 2019
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Case Studies
South Asia is faced with a range of natural hazards, including floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides, and tsunamis. Rapid and unplanned urbanization, environmental ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in the Philippines  

Kanako Iuchi, Yasuhito Jibiki, Renato Solidum Jr., and Ramon Santiago

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Jan 2019
Located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and the typhoon belt, the Philippines is one of the most hazard prone countries in the world. The country faces different types of natural hazards ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Turkey  

H. P. Gülkan

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Aug 2018
The current outlook in disaster risk management in Turkey is examined in its historic context in this article. Policies, legislation, and specific responsive actions have culminated in 2009 ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Western Europe  

Florian Roth, Timothy Prior, and Marco Käser

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Nov 2019
Western Europe is an area dominated by established democratic governments, backed by strong economies, for the most part. Drawing on refined technical risk analyses, preventive measures, ... More

The Governance of Flood Risk Management  

Jason Thistlethwaite and Daniel Henstra

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Dec 2019
Natural hazards are a complex governance problem. Managing the risks associated with natural hazards requires action at all scales—from household to national—but coordinating these nested ... More

Natural Hazards Governance Practices and Key Natural Hazards in Latin America and the Caribbean  

Ivis García

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Dec 2019
Along with sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean is among the geographic regions most exposed and vulnerable to the occurrence of disasters. The vulnerability ... More

Natural Hazards Identification and Hazard Management Systems  

P. Patrick Leahy

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Dec 2017
Society expects to have a safe environment in which to live, prosper, and sustain future generations. Generally, when we think of threats to our well-being, we think of human-induced causes ... More

Non-Governmental Organizations and Natural Hazard Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean  

Benjamin Wisner, Alonso Brenes, and Victor Marchezini

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Jan 2020
International nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) and national NGOs (NNGOs) attempt to play many roles in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and governance of natural hazards. Although in this ... More

Non-Governmental Organizations and Natural Hazard Governance in Africa  

Thomas Smucker, Maingi Solomon, and Benjamin Wisner

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Feb 2020
A growing number of civil society actors across the African continent are in the forefront of disaster risk reduction (DRR) engagements that span service delivery, humanitarian response, ... More

Non-Governmental Organizations and Natural Hazard Governance in Asia and the Pacific  

Allison Rowlands and Benjamin Wisner

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Feb 2020
International nongovernmental organizations (INGOs), national nongovernmental organizations (NNGOs), as well as faith-based and community-based organizations play a vital role in natural ... More

Non-profit Sector Organizational Actions on Risk Reduction Practices, Policymaking Participation, Community and Social Contributions, and Recovery  

Grace Chikoto-Schultz, Yu Xiao, Paul Manson, and Maryam Amiri

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Aug 2019
Non-profit organizations make significant contributions to society in a number of ways. In addition to providing services to underrepresented, marginalized, and vulnerable populations in ... More

Observation and Spatial Modeling of Snow- and Ice-Related Mass Movement Hazards  

Martin Mergili

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Aug 2016
Snow- and ice-related hazardous processes threaten society in tropical to high-latitude mountain areas worldwide and at highly variable time scales. On the one hand, small snow avalanches ... More

Old Media, New Media, and the Complex Story of Disasters  

Josh Greenberg and T. Joseph Scanlon

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Jul 2016
Media have always played an important role in times of emergency and disaster. Undersea cables, international news agencies, the press, radio and television, and, most recently, digital and ... More

Ontological Security and Natural Hazards  

Tim Harries

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Sep 2017
People not only want to be safe from natural hazards; they also want to feel they are safe. Sometimes these two desires pull in different directions, and when they do, this slows the ... More

Palaeotsunamis  

James Goff

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Mar 2017
How big, how often, and where from? This is almost a mantra for researchers trying to understand tsunami hazard and risk. What we do know is that events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean ... More

Performance Assessment of Natural Hazards Governance  

Warren S. Eller and Michael S. Pennington

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Apr 2018
Assessment is a necessary and critical component in process improvement. Moreover, there is a strong public expectation that because governance is a public good, it will incorporate ... More

Permafrost-Related Geohazards and Infrastructure Construction in Mountainous Environments  

Lukas U. Arenson and Matthias Jakob

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Sep 2017
Mountain environments, home to about 12% of the global population and covering nearly a quarter of the global land surface, create hazardous conditions for various infrastructures. The ... More

Permafrost-Related Geohazards in Cold Russian Regions  

Dmitry Sergeev

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Jan 2018
Permafrost, or perennially frozen ground, and the processes linked to the water phase change in ground-pore media are sources of specific dangers to infrastructure and economic activity in ... More

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