Disaster Risk

The terminology associated with disasters is used inconsistently across the sector, reflecting the involvement of practitioners and researchers from a wide range of disciplines. The aim of this learning package is to provide you with a deeper knowledge and understanding what is meant by disaster, their origins, and the factors that contribute to disaster risk.
  • Learning Material

  • Activity: Scenarios and Problems

    • Activity 1: Disaster Risk Submitted: Tue, 23 Aug 2011

      A 2 page PDF outlining an activity on world disasters to assess your knowledge on recent disasters and their causes.

    • Scenario: Community Vulnerability to Coastal HazardsSubmitted: Tue, 23 Aug 2011

      A 4 page PDF presenting a scenario with an activity to test your understanding on community vulnerability.

    • Activity 2: Further Reading in Disaster RiskSubmitted: Tue, 23 Aug 2011

      A 2 page PDF containing a single question for you to answer relating to risk and the underlying causes.

      Supportive Documents:
      - Further Reading: Disaster Risk
      - Case Study: The Kobe Earthquake
      - Scenario: Community Vulnerability to Coastal Hazards

  • Evidence Based Case Study

    • Case Study: The Kobe Earthquake Submitted: Tue, 23 Aug 2011

      A 3 page PDF presenting a case study on the Kobe earthquake of 1995 with an activity for you to demonstrate your understanding on disaster management.

  • External Resource


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