A Safer Future: Reducing the Impacts of Natural Disasters
U.S. National Committee for the Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
National Academies Press, Jan 15, 1991 - Science - 71 pages
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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Chapter 1The US Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
Chapter 2Hazard and Risk Assessments
Chapter 3Awareness and Education
Chapter 5Preparedness for Emergency Response Recovery and Reconstruction
Chapter 6Prediction and Warning
Chapter 7Learning from Disasters
Chapter 8US Participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
Chapter 9Organization of the US Decade
AppendixHazard Reduction Checklist
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