Early warning (EW) is “the provision of timely and effective information, through identified institutions, which allows individuals exposed to hazard to take action to avoid or reduce their risk and prepare for effective response” according to United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), 2006...Read More
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The Annual International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) will be held on 13 Oct 2019 (Sunday) this year.
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New Indicators of Resilience added to the Safe Cities Index 2019. Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka ranked top 3.Read More
Recently, I attended the 4th Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction (4th GSRIDRR) in the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, at Kyoto University.Read More
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Recent review of more than 180 studies on the health impact of heatwaves published during 1946-2017 reports that there are substantial gaps between the research effort on the health impact of heatwaves and the need of population.Read More
In the event of emergencies, all stakeholders are encouraged to have effective plans which aim at mitigating the social and economic disruption of entire communities.Read More