Initial priorities for U.S. participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, declared by the United Nations, are contained in this volume. It focuses on seven issues: hazard and risk assessment; awareness and education; mitigation; preparedness for emergency response; recovery and reconstruction; prediction and warning; learning from disasters; and U.S. participation internationally.
The committee presents its philosophy of calls for broad public and private participation to reduce the toll of disasters.
National Research Council. 1991. A Safer Future: Reducing the Impacts of Natural Disasters. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/1840.
|1. The U.S. Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction||7-12|
|2. Hazard and Risk Assessment||13-16|
|3. Awareness and Education||17-20|
|5. Preparedness for Emergency Response, Recovery, and Reconstruction||29-36|
|6. Prediction and Warning||37-44|
|7. Learning from Disasters||45-48|
|8. U.S. Participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction||49-56|
|9. Organization of the U.S. Decade||57-60|
|Appendix: Hazard Reduction Checklist||61-64|
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