Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less

This report is the result of the multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary networking process and represents the combined effort of more than two hundred, mostly European, experts. It will support the integration of science into informed decision making through synthesizing and translating evidence for disaster risk management and strengthening the science-policy and science-operation interface.

It shows a holistic understanding of both, disaster risk addressing  hazards, exposure and vulnerability as well as  disaster risk management focusing on all four phases of disaster cycle through a systematic multi-hazard assessment overview of existing disaster risk knowledge.

The report highlights the further need of  new research avenues to  address the multi-risk impacts of natural and human-induced hazards  as well as  the cascading effects of those hazards in order to integrate this information into overall assessment.

Chapter 5.1. (Lead author). European Commission, Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre.