Global early warning systems for natural hazards: systematic and people-centred

  title={Global early warning systems for natural hazards: systematic and people-centred},
  author={Reid E. Basher},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={2167 - 2182}
  • R. Basher
  • Published 15 August 2006
  • Economics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
To be effective, early warning systems for natural hazards need to have not only a sound scientific and technical basis, but also a strong focus on the people exposed to risk, and with a systems approach that incorporates all of the relevant factors in that risk, whether arising from the natural hazards or social vulnerabilities, and from short-term or long-term processes. Disasters are increasing in number and severity and international institutional frameworks to reduce disasters are being… 

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