Hazards and Risk Reduction

Hazards and Risk Reduction

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Research at the Earth Institute is organized into nine themes. Hazards and Risk Reduction is one of them.

Natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, droughts and landslides can have devastating effects on human populations and economies. Studies show that these hazards are on the rise, likely due to climate change in many cases. With increasing numbers of people living in crowded cities and other vulnerable areas, it is more important than ever to advance our understanding of natural disasters and the ways in which humans respond to them. Researchers at the Earth Institute strive to deepen the world’s understanding of a range of hazards, from droughts to earthquakes to landslides.

Featured Projects

Global Exposure Database for the Global Earthquake Model

Interdisciplinary Data Needs for Disaster Risk Management

CODATA Global Roads Database

Global Exposure Database for Global Earthquake Model (GED4GEM)

A Better Climate for Disaster Risk Management?