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Publications

HKJCDPRI Publications contain collaborative researches and publications with our partners and renowned academic institutions, other research and development projects that may be interested to practitioners, professionals and voluntary responders in the field. It has links to a comprehensive list of international guidelines, and it provides opportunities of blogging for responders who wish to share their knowledge, express their views and opinions in the discipline, and comment on major developments or news event.

2018

07/11/2018
(Please click here for the Chinese version)(Please click here for the Chinese version)(Hong Kong, 6 Nov 2018) Hong Kong is still reeling from the impacts of super Typhoon Mangkhut after it devastated the city more than a month ago. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) commissioned the Public Opinion Programme of the University of Hong Kong to conduct a survey to gauge the public awareness and views of typhoon preparedness for Mangkhut. Findings of the survey were released today. The survey showed that almost half (45%) of the interviewees taped windows to reduce damage and injury by broken glass which is the main precautionary measure taken by the interviewees when Mangkhut hit the city.
30/04/2018
Every summer, Hong Kong is faced with multiple typhoons and excessive rainfall, consequently inducing landslides, increasing potential disaster threats. Prevention of landslides is the best way to combat such natural phenomenon.  
14/03/2018
The research entitled “Smart Landslide Information System” led by the research team of the Department of Civil and Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute was completed in November 2017. A hilly terrain and seasonal torrential rainfalls present Hong Kong with the ideal conditions for landslides. With the advent of climate change, the number, scale, spatial extent, and frequency of landslides are expected to be unprecedented. With a comprehensive and world-leading slope safety system in place, there are always opportunities to examine ways to embrace technology and try to further enhance the management of landslide disasters to cope with the dynamic climate conditions that the world is facing.
09/03/2018
The increasing frequency of natural disasters around the world has been accompanied by concomitant, growing sophistication in disaster planning and response. In recent years, incident command systems, mass casualty trainings, triage protocols, inter-agency communication strategies, along with backup systems for power, personnel, and equipment have all seen an exponential growth in competence and understanding

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