Risk assessment handbook

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Rovins, J.E.; Wilson, T.M.; Hayes, J.; Jensen, S.J.; Dohaney, J.; Mitchell, J.; Johnston, D.M.; Davies, A. 2015 Risk assessment handbook. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science miscellaneous series 84 67 p.

Abstract: South East Asia in one of the most hazard-prone regions of the world. Typhoons are regular occurrences between May and November, bringing high winds, flooding and landslides. Earthquakes are also frequent in the region. Disasters in 2013 caused USD$128 million in damages and impacted 57 million people. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) has never been so important. The foundation for DRM is understanding the hazards, and the exposure and vulnerability of people and assets to those hazards. By quantifying and understanding the risks and anticipating the potential impacts of hazards, governments, communities, and individuals can make informed risk management decisions. Such information can be used to set priorities for development and adaptation strategies, sector plans, programs, projects, and budgets (World Bank 2012). (auth)