Recently, there has been a disturbing increase in the number of natural disasters affecting millions of people, destroying property and resulting in loss of human life. These events include major flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes and many others. Today the world faces unparalleled threats from human-made disasters that can be attributed to failure of industrial and energy installations as well as to terrorism. Added to this is the unparalleled threat of emerging and re-emerging diseases, with scientists predicting events such as an influenza pandemic. This volume contains papers from the First International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Risk: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes, covering the following topics: Emergency preparedness and risk mitigation; Natural disasters; Analysis, monitoring and mitigation of natural and man-made disasters.