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Assessing Importance of Disaster Preparedness Factors for Sustainable Disaster Risk Management: The Case of the Slovak Republic

Faculty of Security Engineering, Department of Crisis Management, University of Žilina, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia
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Sustainability 2020, 12(21), 9121; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12219121
Received: 19 September 2020 / Revised: 16 October 2020 / Accepted: 26 October 2020 / Published: 2 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Hazards and Sustainability)
Regarding the prognoses of disasters in the future connected with climate change, disaster risk management (DRM) is becoming one of the decisive elements of sustainable development. The possibility of involving the general public to DRM implementation is, currently, a frequently discussed topic. In particular, population preparedness for the involvement of the public is questionable and, therefore, the understanding of the conditions that facilitate public preparedness for disasters is decisive. This article presents the results of research that investigates the factors affecting (1) the objective preparedness of the population, as well as (2) the subjective perception of our preparedness for disasters. The statistical analysis discovered that both sides of the public’s preparedness depended especially on their experience with disasters, the awareness of the possible risks and appropriate procedures to solve situations, and the economic potential of the households. The results emphasize the need to support the process of increasing the awareness of risks and the possible preventive procedures that can be carried out before disasters by the public, including the more economically vulnerable groups. In this area, the collaboration of the responsible authorities and general public is very desirable. Therefore, our study and its results can serve as a support for creating the DRM policies and sustainable development. View Full-Text
Keywords: disaster; preparedness; sustainable development; disaster risk management; climate change disaster; preparedness; sustainable development; disaster risk management; climate change
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Titko, M.; Ristvej, J. Assessing Importance of Disaster Preparedness Factors for Sustainable Disaster Risk Management: The Case of the Slovak Republic. Sustainability 2020, 12, 9121. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12219121

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Titko M, Ristvej J. Assessing Importance of Disaster Preparedness Factors for Sustainable Disaster Risk Management: The Case of the Slovak Republic. Sustainability. 2020; 12(21):9121. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12219121

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Titko, Michal, and Jozef Ristvej. 2020. "Assessing Importance of Disaster Preparedness Factors for Sustainable Disaster Risk Management: The Case of the Slovak Republic" Sustainability 12, no. 21: 9121. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12219121

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