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Reducing disaster risks 1980-2010: Some reflections and speculations

Davis, Ian LU (2011) In Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy Dimensions 10(1). p.80-92
Abstract
Through personal reflections on themes covering past experiences, the author considers selected experiences of disaster risk management (DRM) that span 30 years of DRM, and makes some speculations concerning the future, and ponders whether within the selected themes the future looks positive or negative. The observations begin with some memories of the Ocho Rios Conference: a multi disciplinary expedition to examine housing and hazards in Pakistan; issues concerning education and training; and finally the success of a massive reconstruction project of rural dwellings in Pakistan following the 2005 earthquake. Some key questions are considered: the value of community-based risk management; the reduction of short- or long-term risks; the... (More)
Through personal reflections on themes covering past experiences, the author considers selected experiences of disaster risk management (DRM) that span 30 years of DRM, and makes some speculations concerning the future, and ponders whether within the selected themes the future looks positive or negative. The observations begin with some memories of the Ocho Rios Conference: a multi disciplinary expedition to examine housing and hazards in Pakistan; issues concerning education and training; and finally the success of a massive reconstruction project of rural dwellings in Pakistan following the 2005 earthquake. Some key questions are considered: the value of community-based risk management; the reduction of short- or long-term risks; the protection of critical facilities; whose reality is being addressed? official neglect of education for DRM; the conditions needed to create highly effective safe reconstruction in rural Pakistan. (Less)
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chain of safety, cliff-top model, hazards, housing, lifelines, reconstruction, risk management, risk perception, training
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Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy Dimensions
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10
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1
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80 - 92
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Earthscan Publications Ltd.
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1747-7891
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10.3763/ehaz.2011.0009
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English
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  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {80--92},
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  series       = {Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy Dimensions},
  title        = {Reducing disaster risks 1980-2010: Some reflections and speculations},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3763/ehaz.2011.0009},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2011},
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