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This symposium report focuses on mitigation strategies for tsunami disasters, tsunami warning systems and historical and pre-historical tsunamis associated with earthquakes in the Indian Ocean. The results of the project, upon which this symposium was based, have enabled the transfer of the methodologies and techniques employed in sedimentation surveys…
… This thematic review report on urban risk reduction in Asia was prepared by the Asia Regional Task Force on … of the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2009. … This thematic review report on urban risk reduction in Asia was prepared by the Asia Regional Task Force on …
This paper aims to fill a conceptual gap and provide context for considering the rapidly changing characteristics of risk at the local level. It considers how the notion of the local might be reframed, and the opportunities for multi-scale interventions for disaster risk reduction. It draws from vulnerability assessments conducted in Thailand and Vietna…
This paper presents a novel way to aggregate separate measures of disaster impact and apply it to two recent catastrophic events: the Christchurch (New Zealand) earthquakes and the Greater Bangkok (Thailand) floods of 2011. It focuses exclusively on the direct impact of disasters. Similar to the World Health Organization's calculation of Disability Adj…