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Research & Publications

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Research & Publications

This page lists all of HKJCDPRI’s or our collaborating partners’ researches and publications, also including research pieces HKJCDPRI find interesting.

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.


超強颱風山竹襲港迄今超過1個月,街道上還殘留山竹帶來的瘡痍景致,香港賽馬會災難防護應變教研中心在山竹襲港後即時委託香港大學民意調查計劃,就「公眾對防風措施的認知及意見」進行一項簡短調查,並於今天公佈調查結果。 調查發現,有近一半受訪者(45%)在山竹襲港時,用膠紙貼窗以防玻璃爆裂,這是市民主要的防風準備。只有極少數在風災期間有作停電(1%)和停水(2%)的準備,而逾三成半受訪者(36%)表示完全沒為風災作任何準備;調查又發現有超過一半受訪者(55%)認為容易找到防災準備的資訊,包括從報章或社交平台得來的資訊。
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.  
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


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