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Urban Environmental Management

Disaster Mitigation and Management
   Disaster Risk

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Disasters happen because of the way we live
GDRC's pages on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management emphasizes the importance of disaster prevention and response management - focussing on risk reduction, mitigation and preparedness. The information provided here cover both natural and man-made disasters.

GDRC specifically focusses on the environmental dimensions of disaster risk reduction [E+D].


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   Did you know?

The second wednesday of October has been designated as the International Day for Disaster Reduction.

And March 23 is the World Meteriological Day

Improperly stored paint drums are a chemical HAZARD that poses a RISK of water contamination during a flood DISASTER increasing the VULNERABILITIES of nearby communities