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Societal Impacts of Flood Hazards  

Philip Bubeck, Antje Otto, and Juergen Weichselgartner

Online publication date:
Jun 2017
Subject:
Floods
Floods remain the most devastating natural hazard globally, despite substantial investments in flood prevention and management in recent decades. Fluvial floods, such as the ones in ... More

Socioeconomic Impacts of Infrastructure Disruptions  

Stephanie E. Chang

Online publication date:
Oct 2016
Infrastructure systems—sometimes referred to as critical infrastructure or lifelines—provide services such as energy, water, sanitation, transportation, and communications that are ... More

Systems Approaches for Coastal Hazard Assessment and Resilience  

Scott C. Hagen, Davina L. Passeri, Matthew V. Bilskie, Denise E. DeLorme, and David Yoskowitz

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Real-Time Flood Forecasting in the United States  

Pedro J. Restrepo

Subject:
Floods
The responsibility for official flood forecasting in the United States falls on the National Weather Service (NWS), a line office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ... More

Understanding Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards  

Grant Heiken

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Jul 2016
Between 50 and 70 volcanoes erupt each year—just a fraction of the 1,000 identified volcanoes that may erupt in the near future. When compared with the catastrophic loss of lives and ... More

Urban and Spatial Planning in Natural Hazard Risk Management  

Jörn Birkmann

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Vulnerability as Concept, Model, Metric, and Tool  

Benjamin Wisner

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Aug 2016
Vulnerability is complex because it involves many characteristics of people and groups that expose them to harm and limit their ability to anticipate, cope with, and recover from harm. The ... More

Water, Food and Shelter Security in Natural Hazards  

Janine M. H. Selendy

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

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