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An overview of flood actions on buildings
Abstract This paper presents an overview of flood characteristics with respect to their applicability for estimating and analysing direct flood damage to buildings. The approach taken is to defineExpand
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Does mitigation save? Reviewing cost-benefit analyses of disaster risk reduction
The benefit-cost-ratio (BCR), used in cost-benefit analysis (CBA), is an indicator that attempts to summarize the overall value for money of a project. Disaster costs continue to rise and the demandExpand
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Hearing local voices from Small Island Developing States for climate change
Contemporary climate change is posing significant challenges to people around the world, including to communities on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Beyond the local context, are local voicesExpand
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No change from climate change: vulnerability and small island developing states
Climate change is frequently touted as the biggest development challenge that faces humanity. Such rhetoric may be distracting from other development challenges which need to be addressedExpand
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How climate change is considered in sustainable tourism policies: a case of the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Mallorca.
Mediterranean island case studies of Calvia, Mallorca, and Malta are used to examine how sustainable tourism policies do, do not, and should factor in climate change in order to reduce theExpand
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Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction
This Handbook provides a wealth of interdisciplinary information and will appeal to students and practitioners interested in Geography, Environment Studies and Development Studies.
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Risks, Health Consequences, and Response Challenges for Small-Island-Based Populations: Observations From the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
ABSTRACTThe intensely active 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season provided an opportunity to examine how climate drivers, including warming oceans and rising seas, exacerbated tropical cycloneExpand
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Community-based construction for disaster risk reduction
1. Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management 2. Construction in Developing Nations 3. The Case of Central Vietnam 4. Structural Adaptation in India 5. Developments in Seismic Design and Retrofit ofExpand
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Wave of peace? Tsunami disaster diplomacy in Aceh, Indonesia
This paper uses the disaster diplomacy framework to address the impact of the 26 December 2004 tsunami disaster on the decades-long conflict between the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Government ofExpand
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