Building Community Disaster Resilience Through Private-Public Collaboration

Committee on Private-Public Sector Collaboration to Enhance Community Disaster Resilience, Geographical Science Committee, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, 2011

142 pp. 4.6 MB:
http://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?&record_id=13028&free=1

Natural disasters – including hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods – caused more than 220,000 deaths worldwide in the first half of 2010 and wreaked havoc on homes, buildings, and the environment. To withstand and recover from natural and human-caused disasters, it is essential that citizens and communities work together to anticipate threats, limit their effects, and rapidly restore functionality after a crisis.

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