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Challenges 2011, 2(3), 44; doi:10.3390/challe2030044

Special Issue: Risk Management Challenges: Mitigate the Risk from Natural Hazards

Guest Editor, School of Psychology, University of Tasmania, Newnham Campus, Building O, 004 Newnham, 7248 Tasmania, Australia
Received: 23 June 2011 / Accepted: 2 July 2011 / Published: 4 July 2011
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Within minutes of the March 2011 earthquake in Japan, news media provided unprecedented coverage of an unfolding natural catastrophe. Events such as this place natural disasters firmly in the public eye but only for a short time. It falls to the research community to learn the lessons offered by these events and turn them into opportunities for developing more effective risk management and mitigation strategies and identifying the factors that contribute to the vulnerability and resilience of communities and response and recovery agencies. Disasters such as the Japanese tsunami also highlight the ever-present need for systematic, rigorous research into the risk posed by natural hazards and how these risks can be managed. Of course it is vital to ensure that the findings from such research endeavours are disseminated to those who can use the findings.
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