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Traditional knowledge system in disaster risk reduction: exploration, acknowledgement and proposition
The last 60 years have witnessed advanced technological innovation for disaster risk reduction (DRR) with the invention of high-resolution satellite imagery, digital cartography and modern engineering building techniques ...
How to improve public participation in disaster risk management: a case study of Buein Zahra, a small city in Iran
Identifying and providing basic solutions using a collaborative approach in earthquake stricken cities of Iran has not yet been addressed. This article focuses on an area of practice and views disaster risk management from ...
Investigating the significance of disaster information management
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2013)
Disaster information informs disaster risk management interventions. However, it is the systematic management of this key resource that has not yet been fully embraced. In some cases, information is still haphazardly ...
A revision of communication strategies for effective disaster risk reduction: A case study of the South Durban basin, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2014)
The study examined how effective forms of communication are, or could be, impacting themore traditional forms of emergency and disaster management communication throughthe print and electronic media and how an integrated ...
The capacity of personnel in disaster risk management in South African municipalities
Since 1994, fundamental transformation in South Africa in terms of disaster risk reduction taken place. The transformation process led to the promulgation of the Disaster Management Act (57/2002) (DMA) that introduced a ...
The role of public participation in disaster risk reduction initiatives : the case of Katlehong township
Disaster risk reduction (DRR) has become a policy priority worldwide and in line with this trend, the South African Disaster Management Act and National Disaster Management Framework prioritise DRR in efforts to build ...