Disaster Prevention and Management: Volume 28 Issue 6


An International Journal

Table of contents - Special Issue: When data helps policy to address systemic risk

The natural environment as a disaster hazard: The growing global health threat

Gerard A. Finnigan

The rapid deterioration of the earth’s natural ecosystems are increasing the risk of human morbidity and mortality worldwide. Hydrometeorological hazards are concentrating…

WOVOdat – the global volcano unrest database aimed at improving eruption forecasts

Fidel Costa, Christina Widiwijayanti, Thin Zar Win Nang, Erickson Fajiculay, Tania Espinosa-Ortega, Christopher Newhall

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the importance of a comprehensive global database on volcanic unrest (WOVOdat) as a resource to improve eruption forecasts, hazard…

Disasters, deaths and the Sendai Framework’s target one: A case of systems failure in Hiroshima Landslide 2014, Japan

Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett, Hideyuki Shiroshita

The purpose of this paper is to theoretically propose a complex perspective as the third way to understand disasters which is used to describe the Hiroshima landslide disaster…

Lessons learned from the past for a better resilience to contemporary risks

Emmanuel Garnier

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the potentialities offered by a historical approach by addressing its scientific and societal issues as well as its…

Data interoperability for disaster risk reduction in Europe

Massimo Migliorini, Jenny Sjåstad Hagen, Jadranka Mihaljević, Jaroslav Mysiak, Jean-Louis Rossi, Alexander Siegmund, Khachatur Meliksetian, Debarati Guha Sapir

The purpose of this paper is to discuss how, despite increasing data availability from a wide range of sources unlocks unprecedented opportunities for disaster risk reduction…


Exploring transdisciplinary approaches to facilitate disaster risk reduction

Shohei Matsuura, Khamarrul Azahari Razak

The purpose of this paper is to look into how collaborations among science and technology groups and other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region can facilitate implementation of…

Considering the impacts of simultaneous perils: The challenges of integrating earthquake and tsunamigenic risk

Mario Ordaz, Mario Andrés Salgado-Gálvez, Benjamín Huerta, Juan Carlos Rodríguez, Carlos Avelar

The development of multi-hazard risk assessment frameworks has gained momentum in the recent past. Nevertheless, the common practice with openly available risk data sets, such as…

Disaster risk reduction: Why do we need accurate disaster mortality data to strengthen policy and practice?

Dell D. Saulnier, Helen K. Green, Rohaida Ismail, Chhea Chhorvann, Norlen Bin Mohamed, Thomas D. Waite, Virginia Murray

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 calls for a reduction in disaster mortality, yet measuring mortality remains a challenge due to varying definitions of…

Governance of systemic risks for disaster prevention and mitigation

Pia-Johanna Schweizer, Ortwin Renn

Systemic risks originate in tightly coupled systems. They are characterised by complexity, transboundary cascading effects, non-linear stochastic developments, tipping points, and…

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