Living with Risk: A global review of disaster reduction initiatives, Volumes I and II

Volume 1 of this publication provides guidance and policy orientation, as well as serving as a reference for lessons on how to reduce risk and vulnerability to hazards and to meet future challenges. It is intended for people who have an interest in and practice disaster risk management and sustainable development. The book is divided into chapters that cover areas of focus as follows: Chapter 1 contains an overview of disaster reduction and examines its evolution from academic and scientific beginnings to political implications; Chapter 2 explores concepts of risk and vulnerability in terms of trends in hazards and impacts of disasters; Chapter 3 outlines crucial elements of policy, using examples to demonstrate the importance of good governance, as well as presenting a tool for disaster risk management practitioners to use; Chapter 4 discusses the importance of knowledge exchange and information management; Chapter 5 covers disaster reduction applications; and Chapter 6 summarizes key priorities as well as monitoring current progress and setting goals for the future. Volume 2 includes a series of annexes that complement the information in Volume 1, as well as a full glossary of terms, directory of organizations, bibliography and extracts of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation. The areas covered are a starting point towards achievement of the objectives of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR).


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Glossary; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 578p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01352088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9211010500
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. GV.E.03.0.2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2011 10:54AM