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Publications & Research

Publications & Research

We provide a platform between researchers, disaster practitioners, healthcare professionals and students for expertise exchange, collaboration and policy discussion.

Publications & Research

The HKJCDPRI Publications Section contains collaborative researches and publications with our partners and renowned academic institutions, and other research and development projects related to disaster preparedness and response.

The Guidelines section contains our selected collection of technical information, operational guidelines and useful tools for disaster management.


All resources listed here are freely and publicly available, unless specified otherwise. We ask users to use them with respect and credit the authors as appropriate.


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.
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


To promote best practices in disaster research and evaluation, the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights partnered with Curtin University, Kunming Medical University, the Centre for Victims of Torture Nepal and CCOUC to develop a research training guide and accompanying study tools. The resulting manual provides guidance for creating effective research questions, building strong partnerships, and collecting data in emergencies, illustrated with real-life examples.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute published a Scoping Study entitled "Disaster Preparedness in Hong Kong – A Scoping Study" in 2016.   Three pieces of publications have been published with the findings of the Scoping Study done in 2016.