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  • The key to managing disaster risks is to understand them. To do that, we need approaches that allow us to make better sense of a complex risk environment and disaster landscape so as to navigate it successfully. Network science and foresight methods can help us gain insight on how different risks link up and develop into disasters in an increasingly...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 9 April 2020
  • The 2018 Central Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami highlights the complexity of simultaneous disasters, their compounding effects and cumulative impacts. It also emphasises the challenge of responding to disasters in a multi-hazard prone archipelago. More importantly, it underlines the need to protect and assist exposed and vulnerable communities from...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 9 April 2020
  • The UN Global Assessment Report (GAR) is a comprehensive review and analysis of worldwide progress on disaster risk management (DRM). This year's edition challenges its audience to move beyond prevailing norms in DRM to consider the complex nature of systemic risk.
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 9 April 2020
  • Phone-based early warning system in Cambodia is being activated as an information and communications channel for arresting the spread of COVID19.
    PreventionWeb News on Thursday, 9 April 2020
  • When understanding a complex system, it is not enough to know the parts. It is necessary to understand the dynamic nature of the relationships between each fragment.
    PreventionWeb News on Thursday, 9 April 2020
  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Climate Change and Land: An IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems in August 2019. The Special Report was a response to proposals from...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 8 April 2020
  • This report covers dam safety and risk-related issues, disaster management arrangements and community readiness related to the Paradise Dam.The report introduction starts with the background to the review and the approach of the Office in conducting it. It describes the methodology through which evidence was gathered.The dam safety section addresses...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 8 April 2020
  • This review focuses on the bushifres around Sarabah, Stanthorpe and Peregian Springs, and looks at hazard mitigation and risk reduction, preparedness and planning, and response. The review has also documented progress made towards the implementation and embedding of the 2018 Queensland Bushfires Review recommendations.
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 8 April 2020
  • Critical asset management hailed as the “forgotten hero” of DRR in an online urban resilience talk reaching health experts, policymakers and disaster managers.
    PreventionWeb News on Wednesday, 8 April 2020
  • FAO's Emergency and Resilience Division Director explains COVID-19 challenges in vulnerable communities coping with high levels of hunger due to pre-existing crises.
    PreventionWeb News on Wednesday, 8 April 2020