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37. Mary Anderson quote


Use this quote to sum up the presentation and reinforce the major points.

"Even the most efficiently managed disaster recovery operation, if it is focused on getting things 'back to normal', leaves a society no less vulnerable to natural hazards. Mitigation, on the other hand, produces benefits, in addition to those that are equivalent to the savings of disaster damage, that are completely unrealizable through the recovery option...

Thus, disaster mitigation, incorporated into development planning, is one important area for investment to achieve sustainable development."

- Mary Anderson