Characterization of hazards, vulnerability and risk of disaster management

Rabiul Islam, Chamhuri Siwar

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This paper focuses on the beginning stages of the hazard mitigation planning process, vulnerability assessment and risk management. This community has recognized that it is potentially vulnerable to a wide range of hazards and now needs to identify precisely what its problems are. The hazard analysis is the foundation upon which all emergency planning efforts in the community are built. A hazard analysis provides an understanding of the potential threats facing the community. By examining knowledge of new or emerging risks, it is possible to determine the probability of such events occurring and the vulnerability of people and property. The Great earthquake, hurricane, typhoon, flood, extreme temperature, and many other disasters have had terrible impacts on communities around the world. Disasters will continue to occur, and their social, economic, political, and environmental impacts will continue to increase. Communities are becoming increasingly concerned about this and are working to develop disaster management programmes to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Hazard, risk, and vulnerability (HRV) analyses form the basis of disaster management processes; unfortunately, to this point, communities and regional districts have not had access to effective HRV models. In short, the HRV model provides a way for communities and emergency planners to make effective use of existing resources in order to develop comprehensive and practical disaster management programmes and to move towards sustainable hazard mitigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955-966
Number of pages12
JournalAdvances in Environmental Biology
Volume6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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  • Vulnerability

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Characterization of hazards, vulnerability and risk of disaster management. / Islam, Rabiul; Siwar, Chamhuri.

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