Disaster Prevention and Management: Volume 26 Issue 4


An International Journal

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El Niño-induced droughts in the Colombian Andes: towards a critique of contingency thinking

Reidar Staupe-Delgado, Bjørn Ivar Kruke

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how the contingency approach to disaster preparedness inhibits proactive management of slow-onset disasters, such as El Niño…

Understanding framings and perceptions of spillover: Preventing future outbreaks of bat-borne zoonoses

Elaine Tweneboah Lawson, Fidelia Ohemeng, Jesse Ayivor, Melissa Leach, Linda Waldman, Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu

Bats provide many ecosystem services and have intrinsic value. They also act as host reservoirs for some viruses. Several studies have linked zoonotic diseases to bats…

Governmental duty of care for disaster-related science diplomacy

Ilan Kelman

The purpose of this paper is to present a first exploration of governmental duty of care towards scientists involved in science diplomacy by focusing on disaster research.

Hospital resilience in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Charlie Labarda, Meredith Del Pilar Labarda, Exaltacion Ellevera Lamberte

Resilient health facilities, particularly hospitals, are critical for a responsive local health system in post-disaster settings. The purpose of this paper is to look at…

Developing school resilience for disaster mitigation: a confirmatory factor analysis

Siti Irene Astuti Dwiningrum

The purpose of this paper is to create a valid and fit instrument to measure school resilience, and to understand teachers’ and students’ contributions to build school resilience.

The impact of Zika on local businesses

Timothy F. Page, Mark L. Williams, Graziana Cassella, Jessica L. Adler, Benjamin C. Amick, III

In June 2016, the first cases of Zika were reported in the USA in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, Florida. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a…

An expected event, but unprecedented damage: Structure and gaps of large-scale response coordination of the 2011 Thailand floods

Jungwon Yeo, Louise K. Comfort

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the large-scale flood response coordination across sectors and jurisdictions, investigating the characteristics and gaps of the…

Elections, news cycles, and attention to disasters

Candace Forbes Bright, Braden Bagley

Political elections, especially presidential elections, have a tendency to overshadow other events, including disasters. Response to disasters during elections, such as…

Brazilian Air Force operations in disaster response – a process analysis

Natália de Brito Oliveira Luiz da Costa, Tharcisio Cotta Fontainha, Adriana Leiras

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the status of the current Brazilian regulations regarding the Brazilian Air Force (BAF) operations during disaster response…

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