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Public/Private Collaboration in Development and Implementation of Risk Reduction Practices.


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Wright, R. N.

Insurance Institute for Property Loss Reduction. Evaluating Risks and Mitigating Losses: New Opportunities and New Challenges. Proceedings. Congress on Natural Disaster Loss Reduction, First (1st) Annual. June 17, 1994, Boston, MA, 15-19 pp, 1994.

Keywords:

risks; disasters; risk reduction; construction; building construction; private sector; public sector

Abstract:

Natural hazards (earthquakes, severe storms, etc.) are inevitable extreme environments, but natural disasters are not inevitable. Disasters occur when people are directly exposed to extreme environments or when constructed facilities fail to shelter and support human activities. Disasters can be prevented by preparing constructed facilities to resist extreme environments, or when the environments are predictable, removing persons from the areas affected.