Preparing in Advance for Disaster Recovery

Citation:

Ahlers, Douglas, Arnold M. Howitt, and Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard. 2011. “Preparing in Advance for Disaster Recovery”.

Abstract:

Douglas Ahlers, Arnold M. Howitt, and Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard, October 2011

In the past decade, the world has looked in horror at many heart-wrenching scenes of human suffering and physical devastation in Asia – including the tsunami of 2004, China’s earthquake of 2008, Pakistan’s floods of 2010, and Japan’s earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident this year. Unfortunately, these will not be the last of such tragic events, given Asia’s significant exposure to natural disasters, increasingly complex and interdependent social and economic systems, intensifying urbanisation in risk-exposed locations, and its vulnerability to the impact of climate change.

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