Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020

Overview

The report Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow' is the second in the Science for Disaster Risk Management series, aiming to present knowledge on disaster risk management(DRM) and outline challenges.The current report looks at the different phases of DRM, focusing on the immediate consequences of a disaster, on its wider impacts and on the various assets to be protected. Studying the impacts helps in managing risk after a disaster, guiding the response and facilitating recovery, and in preparing measures to prevent, mitigate and prepare for future events, by supporting risk prediction and the planning of measures to manage risk.