Mitigation emerges as major strategy for reducing losses caused by natural disasters. Board of Natural Disasters.

  • Published 1999 in Science


The International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, a United Nations program for the 1990s, focused attention on the increasing losses caused by natural hazards and promoted actions to reduce their impacts. During this period in the United States, disaster managers and other officials increased emphasis on mitigation relative to response and recovery… (More)

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