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Building Resilience to Disasters of Natural and Technological Origin (2012)


(2012, 2 pages)

Disasters impose huge social and economic costs on societies. By reducing exposure and adopting new strategies to  increase resilience, these costs can be reduced. While experience from recent disasters provides useful lessons, a more effective guide to building resilience can be based on systematic scientific risk surveillance and ranking.

Since a strategy built on this basis is common to a range of disasters, regardless of their cause, implementing these strategies can be an important investment. It is urgent that national governments build resilience strategies into national, as well as international cooperation and development assistance plans.



Dr. Marina Koch-Krumrei

Head of International Relations Department

Phone 0345 - 47 239 - 830
Fax 0345 - 47 239 - 839
E-Mail marina.koch-krumrei @leopoldina.org

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