Disasters and climate change

Cottrell, Alison, and King, David (2011) Disasters and climate change. In: Vanclay , Frank, and Esteves, Ana M., (eds.) New Directions In Social Impact Assessment: conceptual and methodological advances. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 154-170.

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Abstract

[Extract] Whereas in other areas of social impact assessment (SIA) where studies are generally undertaken as ex-ante assessments, the consideration of the human catastrophes that result from natural hazards tends to only occur as ex-post assessments. However, as is the case with other SIAs, analysis of the experience of previous events can provide information that can be used to improve planning and preparedness, and thereby reduce vulnerability and enhance resilience of individuals, households and communities in the future (Keys, 1991; Buckle, 1999; Buckle et aI., 2001; Comfort et aI., 2001; Handmer, 2003; Benson and Twigg, 2004, 2007; Berkes, 2007). What is learnt and understood becomes incorporated into emergency management, organizational practice and community awareness and preparedness activities.

Item ID: 22866
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-84980-117-1
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2012 03:15
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961010 Natural Hazards in Urban and Industrial Environments @ 100%
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