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Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017: Knowing better and losing less


This first in a series report presents the state of science in Disaster Risk Management (DRM), and shows practical use of scientific knowledge in DRM actions in Europe. It is the result of the multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary networking process, and represents the combined effort of more than two hundred, mostly European, experts. Practitioners could easily access the reviews of the scientific evidence base and its practical use in various areas of DRM. The reviews of the scientific evidence base are summaries of:

  1. recent advances/outcomes of EU research projects,
  2. relevant national work,
  3. relevant international work.


The final scope of the report is divided conceptually into three distinct parts: understanding disaster risk, communicating disaster risk and managing disaster risk, forming the “bridge concept” between science and policy as well operation communities.  It will fill the gap in the preparation for the Sendai framework for DRR, and show possibilities to strengthen society’s resilience by using science and technology.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jul 17 2017   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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