Planning & Mitigation | VOL. 14, ISSUE 83, March-April 2014

Changing Landscapes of Disasters in India

Local risk landscapes are changing fast, with frequent and intense weather events, and societal and environmental stresses which are becoming increasingly uncertain and unpredictable. As a result, many current approaches have only had a partial impact despite concerted efforts at development interventions. According to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, Belgium, which maintains a global database on disasters, the frequency and intensity of disasters are on the rise. The Haiti earthquake in 2010, the 2011 floods in...

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