Special Issue "Advances in Hazard, Risk and Disaster Management"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 6 September 2019.
Prof. Dr. Jason K. Levy
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, University of Hawaii, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA
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Interests: disaster risk governance; sustainable hazard mitigation; emergency management decision making; natural–technologic (na–tech) crises; health-related emergencies; fluvial and marine disasters; global climate change
Geohazards (geologic hazards) are a growing menace to public health. There are a wide variety of geological or hydrological processes that pose a critical threat to health facilities and other health-related critical infrastructure, as well as to human health and the property of citizens. Every year, severe natural events damage critical infrastructure and cause injuries and even deaths. Potentially hazardous geo-processes include volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, mudflows, sinkholes, snow avalanches, flooding, and tsunamis.
While human activities can exacerbate geologic risks, there are new set of tools in the big data era that that can help to reduce the impact of geohazards. For example, there are machine learning tools, statistical approaches that capitalize on the ubiquity of health data sets, as well as advances in remote sensing, global position systems and GIS. These solutions also provide new opportunities for the analysis and management of geohazards, human health and disaster risks.
Prof. Jason K. Levy
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- human health