Geography and Environmental Studies
The daily media is filled with images of catastrophic events which seem increasingly frequent and violent In parallel there are a large range of scientific studies debates in the policy arena, and a growing number of international institutions focused on disaster reduction. But a paradox remains that despite advances in technology, disasters continue to increase, affecting many individuals in rich as well as poor countries.
Gaillard, J.C.; Wisner, Ben; Benouar, Djillali; Cannon, Terry; Creton-Cazanave, Laurence; Dekens, Julie; Fordham, Maureen; Gilbert, Claude; Hewitt, Kenneth; Kelman, Ilan; Lavell, Allan; Morin, Julie; N'Diaye, Abdoulaye; O'Keefe, Phil; Oliver-Smith, Anthony; Quesada, Cecile; Revet, Sandrine; Sudmeier-Rieux, Karen; Texier, Pauline; and Vallette, Cloé, "Alternatives for Sustained Disaster Risk Reduction" (2010). Geography and Environmental Studies Faculty Publications. 16.