The Conference provided a forum for the interchange of knowledge and experience in how to respond to the increasing risk of natural and man-made disasters. Recent major earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods and other natural phenomena have resulted in huge losses in terms of human life and destruction of property. A new range of man-made disasters have afflicted humanity in modern times; terrorist activities have been added to more classical disasters such as those due to the failure of industrial installations for instance.
It is important to understand the nature of these global risks to be able to develop strategies to prepare for these events and plan effective responses in terms of disaster management and the associated human health impacts.
Table of ContentsKeynote address
Section 1: Disaster analysis ( 2 papers)
Section 2: Disaster monitoring and mitigation (5 papers)
Section 3: Emergency preparedness (5 papers)
Section 4: Risk assessment and mitigation (4 papers)
Section 5: Risk and security (3 papers)
Section 6: Safety and resilience (2 papers)
Section 7: Socio-economic issues (4 papers)
Section 8: Case studies ( 3 papers)