Reducing Disaster Risks: Progress and Challenges in the Caribbean Region

Reducing Disaster Risks: Progress and Challenges in the Caribbean Region

by Ian Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 184971357X

ISBN-13: 9781849713573

Pub. Date: 05/28/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Are we winning or losing the battle for safe environments? In 1984, leading disaster risk management professionals and researchers met in Jamaica for the Ocho Rios conference on Disaster Mitigation. In this collection, key experts reflect on the progress made in disaster risk reduction since that conference, with a particular emphasis on the Caribbean.

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Overview

Are we winning or losing the battle for safe environments? In 1984, leading disaster risk management professionals and researchers met in Jamaica for the Ocho Rios conference on Disaster Mitigation. In this collection, key experts reflect on the progress made in disaster risk reduction since that conference, with a particular emphasis on the Caribbean.

Areas of focus include:

  • trends in disaster risk management
  • the links between disaster risk management and development
  • the development of community based actions
  • the efficacy of regulations to achieve safety
  • the evolution of risk management institutions.

The resulting volume provides a comprehensive overview of progress in the field and will be of interest to all those involved in disaster risk management and development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849713573
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Series:
Environmental Hazards Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Disaster Management in the Caribbean: Perspectives on Institutional Capacity Reform and Development 3.The Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Project 4. Then and Now – A Thirty Year Journey from the 'Leading Edge' 5. Revisiting Community Based Disaster Risk Management 6. Disaster Risk Reduction and the Evolution of Physical Development Regulation 7. Establishing Public Accountability, Speaking Truth to Power, and Inducing Political Will for Disaster Risk Reduction: 'Ocho Rios+25' 8. Progress in Natural Hazard Risk Reduction What Hath Development Wrought? 9. Reducing Disaster Risks 1980-2010: Some Reflections and Speculations 10. Looking Forward or What it Means?

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