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close this bookNatural Disasters in South East Asia and Bangladesh - Vulnerability Risks and Consequences (Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters - International Center for Training Exchanges in the Geosciences, 1998, 83 p.)
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close this folderINTRODUCTION
View the documentContext and objectives
View the documentGeneral characteristics of the region under study
View the documentStudy plan
close this folderPART I - THE CONSEQUENCES OF NATURAL DISASTERS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA AND BANGLADESH
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View the document1. Overall assessment of natural disasters (events, human implications)
View the document2. Economic consequences
close this folderPART II - NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS: DISTRIBUTION AND FREQUENCES
View the document1. Types of natural hazards and their distribution
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close this folderPART III - ASSESSING VULNERABILITY CRITERIA AND GLOBAL RISK LEVELS
close this folder1. Analysis of the vulnerability criteria (figure 30)
View the document1.1. Socio-economic indicators (wealth, health and education)
View the document1.2. Demographic indicators (population density and growth)
View the document1.3. Synthesis
View the document2. Global risk levels (figure 33)
close this folderPART IV - SYNOPTIC ASSESSMENT OF NATURAL HAZARDS ON A NATIONAL SCALE
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close this folder1. Criteria used to identify territories prone to risks
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View the document1.1. Hazards
View the document1.2. Different population types and consequences as concerns vulnerability
close this folder2. Five types of territories prone to risks
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View the document2.1. Deltas
View the document2.2. Inland basins
View the document2.3. Coastal plains
View the document2.4. Coastal mountains
View the document2.5. Inland mountains
View the document3. National distribution of the territories prone to risks
View the document4. From a typological to a hierarchical classification of the territories prone to risks
close this folderCONCLUSIONS
View the documentPart I - The consequences of natural disasters in South East Asia and Bangladesh
View the documentPart II - Natural hazards and disasters: Distribution and frequencies
View the documentPart III - Assessing vulnerability criteria and global risk levels
View the documentPart IV - Synoptic assessment of natural hazards on a national scale
View the documentBIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
close this folderAPPENDICES
View the documentAppendix 1 - Map of events distribution according to the nature of disaster phenomena (1900-1996)
View the documentAppendix 2 - Map of events distribution according to the nature of disaster phenomena (1900-1971)
View the documentAppendix 3 - Map of events distribution according to the nature of disaster phenomena (1972-1996)
View the documentAppendix 4 - Physical maps of the seven target countries

Study plan

This study consists of four parts.

The first part is an analysis of the consequences of natural disasters in South East Asia and Bangladesh that allows the drawing up of an overall assessment in terms of events, effects on humans and on the economies of the societies concerned.

The second part defines types of hazards and particularly in regard to their nature, frequency and spatial distribution. The analysis is based on a comparison between the potentialities and the phenomena that have occurred. A typological classification of the countries according to their degree of exposure to hazards is finally presented.

The third part is an analysis of the vulnerability of the countries in the region using a selection of socio-economic and demographic criteria. This analysis leads to a first classification of the countries based on these criteria. The degrees of vulnerability together with the degrees of exposure to natural hazards are then crossed and used to define the global risk levels of the countries under study and classify them according to their risk level.

The fourth part considers that the global approach to risks is insufficient since the diversities in each country are not taken into account. Therefore with a perspective of actions adapted to prevention and preparedness and considering the different physical and human characteristics, a synoptic assessment of the risks was effected on a national scale in order to identify different territories prone to risks.