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The Role of Intermediaries in Flood Risk Management  

Matilda Becker

Online publication date:
Jan 2018
Subject:
Floods
Flood Risk Management (FRM) calls for stakeholders from multiple technical and social spheres to plan and implement policies and actions to manage flooding successfully. To work effectively ... More

Roles of Non-Government Organizations in Disaster Risk Reduction  

Jonatan A. Lassa

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Jun 2018
The collaborative disaster risk governance framework promises better collaboration between governments, the private sector, civil society, academia, and communities at risks. In the context ... More

Scalar Politics in Flood Risk Management and Community Engagement  

Thomas Thaler

Recent extreme hydrological events (e.g., in the United States in 2005 or 2012, Pakistan in 2010, and Thailand in 2011) revealed increasing flood risks due to climate and societal change. ... More

Scaling Theory of Floods for Developing a Physical Basis of Statistical Flood Frequency Relations  

Vijay Gupta

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Sep 2017
Prediction of floods at locations where no streamflow data exist is a global issue because most of the countries involved don’t have adequate streamflow records. The United States ... More

Sinkhole Hazards  

Francisco Gutiérrez

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Jul 2016
Sinkholes or dolines are closed depressions characteristic of terrains underlain by soluble rocks (carbonates and/or evaporites). They may be related to the differential dissolutional ... More

Snow Avalanches  

Christophe Ancey

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Mar 2016
Avalanches have long been a natural threat to humans in mountainous areas. At the end of the Middle Ages, the population in Europe experienced significant growth, leading to an intensive ... More

Social Capital and Natural Hazards Governance  

Daniel P. Aldrich, Michelle A. Meyer, and Courtney M. Page-Tan

The impact of disasters continues to grow in the early 21st century, as extreme weather events become more frequent and population density in vulnerable coastal and inland cities increases. ... More

Societal Impacts of Flood Hazards  

Philip Bubeck, Antje Otto, and Juergen Weichselgartner

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Jun 2017
Subject:
Floods
Floods remain the most devastating natural hazard globally, despite substantial investments in flood prevention and management in recent decades. Fluvial floods, such as the ones in ... More

Socioeconomic Impacts of Infrastructure Disruptions  

Stephanie E. Chang

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Oct 2016
Infrastructure systems—sometimes referred to as critical infrastructure or lifelines—provide services such as energy, water, sanitation, transportation, and communications that are ... More

Socio-Hydrology of Floods  

Giuliano Di Baldassarre

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Oct 2017
Subject:
Floods
Fatalities and economic losses caused by floods are dramatically increasing in many regions of the world, and there is serious concern about future flood risk given the potentially negative ... More

Supporting Natural Hazards Management With Geospatial Technologies  

Diana Mitsova

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Jan 2019
On a global scale, natural disasters continue to inflict a heavy toll on communities and to pose challenges that either persist or amplify in complexity and scale. There is a need for ... More

Systems Approaches for Coastal Hazard Assessment and Resilience  

Scott C. Hagen, Davina L. Passeri, Matthew V. Bilskie, Denise E. DeLorme, and David Yoskowitz

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Aug 2017
The framework presented herein supports a changing paradigm in the approaches used by coastal researchers, engineers, and social scientists to model the impacts of climate change and sea ... More

The Economic Impact of Critical National Infrastructure Failure Due to Space Weather  

Edward J. Oughton

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Nov 2018
Space weather is a collective term for different solar or space phenomena that can detrimentally affect technology. However, current understanding of space weather hazards is still ... More

The Impact of Moisture and Temperature on Human Health in Heat Waves  

Michael Wehner, Federico Castillo, and Dáithí Stone

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Apr 2017
Extremely high air temperatures are uncomfortable for everyone. For some segments of the population, they can be deadly. Both the physical and societal aspects of intense heat waves in a ... More

The Production of Natural Hazard Services by Public Agencies and Private Contractors in the United States  

Alessandra Jerolleman

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Apr 2019
Natural hazard services include a wide range of activities, many of which are allied with public safety, but can also be taken to include natural resource management, land-use planning, and ... More

The Production of Public Goods, Services, and Regulations for Natural Hazards  

Benoy Jacob

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Nov 2019
Hazard management scholars have begun to develop an important line of inquiry based upon the idea of governance. This growing body of work focuses attention on how the hazard functions that ... More

The United States National Weather Service Real-Time Flood Forecasting  

Pedro J. Restrepo

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Jul 2017
Subject:
Floods
The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) is the agency responsible for flood forecasting. Operational flow forecasting at the NWS is carried out at the 13 river forecasting centers for main ... More

Transboundary Disasters and Nongovernmental Organizations  

Alka Sapat

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Jan 2019
In an increasingly interconnected world, the impacts of disasters and subsequent disaster relief and response operations are often no longer confined to directly affected communities, ... More

Tsunami Preparedness and Mitigation Strategies  

James Goltz and Katsuya Yamori

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Feb 2020
Tsunamis are natural hazards that have caused massive destruction and loss of life in coastal areas worldwide for centuries. Major programs promoting tsunami safety, however, date from the ... More

Understanding and Analyzing Natural Hazards Governance  

Brian Gerber

Online publication date:
Jan 2020
Governance is a complex, highly elastic term used in a wide range of settings which sometimes leads to ambiguity. As a result, defining natural hazards governance as a unique and specific ... More

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