Disasters impact and risk assessment

2019-04-22

Different hazards can have a devastating impact on environment and society. The causes of hazards include the natural reasons and the man-made counterparts. Both of them lead to billions of dollars of damage each year, kill thousands, render millions homeless, and so on. The frequency and severity of disasters are expected to increase with climate change and economic development. The results of disasters are from complex interactions between the natural environments, human activities decisions about  in environment, and social vulnerability.

The research about disaster impact and risk assessment includes theoretical and methodological issues in all areas of disaster risk science, policy, and practice. It covers case studies and research comparing responses to major disasters worldwide. The revealing of the dynamic processes of disaster, establishing the damage and risk governance models, refining modeling tools, and fostering integrated disaster risk with the multi-disciplinary perspective that are significant to meet the challenges of sustainable development.

The principles, concepts, paradigms derived from diverse research studies, and explanation of operational terms, materials, tools, techniques, and methods used in practice are all welcome in this section. It needs to bring together innovative minds in engineering, science, philosophy, law, and the social sciences to develop a deeper understanding of the interdisciplinary challenges involved in the mitigation of hazards. 

Scope and Topics:

Disaster process and risk analysis

Risk identification and management

Disaster risk framework and models

Socio-economic impact and post disaster recovery

Impact of climate change on society

Disaster risk perception and communication