Knowledge and Disaster Risk Reduction

Authored by: Jessica Mercer

The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415590655
eBook ISBN: 9780203844236
Adobe ISBN: 9781136918698

10.4324/9780203844236.ch9

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Abstract

Traditionally, knowledge of natural hazards has been a product of research within physical science disciplines. Volcanology, seismology, engineering and hydrology have, for example, been seen as the sites of knowledge production concerning volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and floods. Complementing this traditional approach, knowledge developed through social science disciplines has gained ground since the 1940s (White 1945; White et al. 2001). Disaster risk reduction (DRR) reflects these developments.

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