A Safer Future: Reducing the Impacts of Natural Disasters

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Initial priorities for U.S. participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, declared by the United Nations, are contained in this volume. It focuses on seven issues: hazard and risk assessment; awareness and education; mitigation; preparedness for emergency response; recovery and reconstruction; prediction and warning; learning from disasters; and U.S. participation internationally. The committee presents its philosophy of calls for broad public and private participation to reduce the toll of disasters.

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U.S. National Committee for the Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1. The U.S. Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction; 4 2. Hazard and Risk Assessment; 5 3. Awareness and Education; 6 4. Mitigation; 7 5. Preparedness for Emergency Response, Recovery, and Reconstruction; 8 6. Prediction and Warning; 9 7. Learning from Disasters; 10 8. U.S. Participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction; 11 9. Organization of the U.S. Decade; 12 Appendix: Hazard Reduction Checklist; 13 Suggested Readings; 14 Additional Images

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1991
  • ISBN13: 9780309045469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 76
  • ID: 9780309045469
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 0309045460

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