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This publication focuses on the importance of education in disaster prevention and makes recommendations on how to support and build on local and national initiatives to reduce the risk of disasters through education. It provides a brief overview of major hazards and disaster risks in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States…
This abstract book of the Second World Landslide Forum reviews 29 sessions addressing: landslides and land-use systems, food security, wild fires, extreme weather, GIS applications developments, socio-economic impact, transportation network and lifelines, policies, urban risk reduction, early warnings and emergency plans, training and capacity developme…
This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the release of the IPCC special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX); (ii) the 6th Latin-American Congress of Cities and Local Authorities addressing the issues of community resilience and…
This workshop report shares the best practices and experiences in the innovative and state-of-the-art hydrometeorological services and their use in disaster risk reduction mechanisms that are effectively protecting lives, livelihoods, and assets. The first part of the report focuses on best practices in hydro and weather hazard monitoring and early warn…
This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) Rio+20 rallies support for the Hyogo Framework for Action; (ii) the UK's chief scientific adviser calls for better risk communication; (iii) Rio+20 disaster risk reduction (DRR) showcase; (iv) UNISDR's record-breaking year; and (v) Japan's $3 billion DRR pl…
This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the launch of the Making Cities Resilient Report 2012; (ii) the 4th session of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management held in Noumea, New Caledonia and its contribution towards creating the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction; (iii) t…
The primary conviction of this report is driven by a concern that people’s exposure and vulnerability, experienced individually and collectively, continue to be twin challenges for the Asia-Pacific region. Faced with growing economic losses and increasingly vulnerable populations, this report has analyzed the drivers of risks and the strategies that are…
This edition covers: (i) the highlights from the 2012 International Day for Disaster Reduction; (ii) the first-ever country peer review of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) by the United Kingdom; (iii) the recognition of Sendai as a role model; and (iv) the adoption of Yogyakarta Declaration from the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Ri…
… Case 4: Hurricane Katrina Exhibition at the Lousiana State Museum ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 7 … and scientific information.  Case 4: Hurricane Katrina Exhibition at the Louisiana State Museum  This exhibition, which opened in October 2010, uses Hurricane Katrina as a ‘teachable  … | 8 Source: Leathem, Karen.  “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond‐‐an Exhibition.” Kobe, Japan. The  …