|Living with Risk: A Global Review of Disaster Reduction Initiatives - Preliminary Version (ADRC - ISDR - WMO, 2002, 384 p.)|
|Chapter 5. A selection of disaster reduction applications|
This chapter discusses different applications of disaster risk reduction, as outlined in the graphic representation presented in chapter 1. These efforts become possible after previous activities to identify and assess risks and institutional capabilities are in place.
The selection of disaster reduction applications discussed in this chapter is not exhaustive, it serves to illustrate the scope of activities and applications in the field and in certain cases, assess their strengths and weaknesses. The chapter begins with environmental management - an area often neglected by traditional disaster managers - and concludes with early warning systems - a crucial link to effective preparedness and response activities.