Special Issue "The Evolving Relationship between Science and Disaster Risk Reduction"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2016).
Dr. Carol MacDonald
Joint Center of Disaster Research, GNS Science/Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
Interests: emergency management; emergency planning and preparedness; psychosocial recovery; vulnerability and resilience
There is increased global concern about climate change, vulnerability to natural hazards, and the impacts of natural and human-caused disasters on the environment and public health. Recent disaster research has explicated the correlation between population health outcomes with disaster events, including storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and floods. Healthy, well-prepared and resourced communities demonstrate greater resilience, while vulnerable and impoverished communities suffer significant hardship with more sickness, mental health problems and infrastructure concerns.
Disaster risk reduction must include measures to reduce risks and build community resilience before disasters occur as well as response and recovery measures during and after disaster events. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, calls for greater emphasis on managing disaster risk, including preventing new risk, reducing existing risk, and strengthening societal and environmental resilience. The framework urges us to continue to invest in, research and plan to mitigate disaster risk using a multi-hazard and multi-sector platform.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to facilitate multi-disciplinary discussion in this area and submissions that extend the body of knowledge in the interface between environmental, public health and disaster research are welcomed. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Dr Denise Blake
Prof. Dr. David M. Johnston
Dr. Carol MacDonald
Manuscript Submission Information
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- disaster risk reduction
- disaster risk management
- natural hazards
- public health
- community resilience
- environmental impacts
- DRR Policy