Managing disasters precipitated by natural hazards

Gaur, V. K. (1994) Managing disasters precipitated by natural hazards Sadhana (Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences), 19 (4). pp. 543-550. ISSN 0256-2499

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Natural hazards are a piece of the dynamics of the outer working parts of the earth's thermodynamic engines; and their course in many cases cannot be stayed. But disasters caused by them can be significantly minimized by designing and enforcing hazard-resilient land use plans, building codes and other safety and avoidance measures. Current understanding of the space-time characteristics of natural hazards offers considerable insight in designing effective hazard reduction programmes as well as a research agenda that would progressively vitalize this endeavour.

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Keywords:Natural Hazards; Disaster Reduction
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