Resilience to Natural Hazards Requires a Partnership Between Scientists, Policy Makers, and Stakeholders

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Publication Year: 

2015

Abstract: 

Natural hazards are inevitable, but disasters are not. Scientific research improves our understanding of the ways in which our society is affected by natural hazards. We create a more resilient society where lives are saved and economic losses are minimized when this information is used in formulating public policy and when we take scientifically informed action towards disaster preparation, mitigation, response and recovery.

Document Type: 

  • Position Statement

Tags: 

  • critical issues, database publication, hazards