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  • Fuel condition (e.g. moisture content, horizontal and vertical continuity and the quantity or load) affect flammability and therefore is a key determinant of the ease of ignition and the spread rate of a fire. Many research institutions and management services are investing an important amount of resources on fieldbased fuel condition monitoring to...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 1 October 2020
  • Two main groups of disasters are distinguished in the international disaster database EM-DAT: natural disasters and technological disasters. While natural hazards are associated with natural disasters, industrialization and technologies have resulted in accidents or unexpected and uncontrolled release of hazardous and explosive materials, which we consider...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 1 October 2020
  • Suitable and standardized indicators to track progress in disaster and climate resilience are increasingly considered a key requirement for successfully informing efforts towards effective disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation.This papert presents and analyzes a standardized community resilience measurement framework for flooding. The corresponding...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 1 October 2020
  • The aim of this report is to explore intersectional risks that arise in South Sudan following hazards and how they intersect with disaster risk and reduction within an FCV context. To do this, the study investigated the current state of DRM in South Sudan, from the perspectives of both community members and stakeholders. The findings...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 1 October 2020
  • COVID-19 is more than a public health crisis. It is a socio-economic crisis and has serious repercussions for the most vulnerable members of our societies, particularly those who are also burdened by climate change. The EmPower Project with UNEP and UN Women is making the connections between gender and climate change in the COVID-19 context. As countries...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 1 October 2020
  • The effects of infrastructural projects in Assam that lead to floods in the Brahmaputra river are discussed. These projects play a prominent role in “engineering” floods, thereby creating hazardscapes and precarious conditions for the riverine communities. A people-centric approach involving these communities in the decision-making process is needed...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 1 October 2020
  • This report includes an assessment of the extent to which progress towards the targets of the Sendai Framework has been gender-responsive and disability-inclusive. The guiding research question for the assessment is as follows: how do selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region identify and address diverse needs of disadvantaged groups, characterized...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 1 October 2020
  • Extreme weather conditions characterized by increased peak temperatures and stretched draught seasons are expected to boost up wildfire vulnerability in Mediterranean countries such as Albania. Thus, estimations about wildfire spread capacities of the territory are crucial. In this paper we introduce four new parameters into the indexing method for...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 1 October 2020
  • Managing coastal zones in Vietnam is becoming more difficult because of impacts from climate change such as sea level rise, coastal erosion, and sand dune degradation.
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  • While COVID-19 couples with other disasters, Fiji, the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) and Tuvalu re-examine how to face the increasing complexity of disasters
    PreventionWeb News on Thursday, 1 October 2020