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An eye on natural hazards – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on June 20th, 2017.

While researchers find out more about the risks and behaviours of volcanoes and earthquakes, a leading disaster risk reduction expert says we’re too focused on reacting to disasters rather than preparing for them. Former director for the UN’s Office of Disaster Risk Reduction Elizabeth Longworth spoke to Radio NZ ahead of a seminar on Monday […]

Disasters: Intervention is the key – Kelvin Berryman

John Kerr posted in on March 20th, 2015.

What do we really mean when we talk about  reducing or managing the risk of disaster? Dr Kelvin Berryman, Director of the Natural Hazards Research Platform, has written a new blog post reflecting on the outcomes of a high profile UN conference on disaster risk reduction. An excerpt (read in full here): A mandate for […]

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