Preventive disaster management of extreme natural events

  • Ismail-Zadeh A
  • Takeuchi K
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Abstract

Abstract  Several recent extreme natural events resulted in great humanitarian tragedies because of weak preventive disaster management. Here we analyze several factors (natural, economical, political, awareness, and preparedness) that brought about the humanitarian tragedies of the early 21st century. We discuss then the role of science in the preventive disaster management of extreme natural events.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Disaster management
  • Extreme event
  • Geohazard
  • Preparedness
  • Risk
  • Society

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