Adjustments and responses to hazards and disasters
Responses to the risk of hazard events
- Discuss the usefulness of assessing risk before deciding the strategies of adjustment and response to a hazard.
- Describe attempts that have been made to reduce vulnerability by spreading the risk (aid, insurance) and by land-use planning (zoning).
Before the event
- Describe strategies designed to limit the damage from potential hazard events and disasters.
Short-term, mid-term and long-term
responses after the event
- Describe the range of responses, at the community, national and international levels, during and after a hazard event or disaster.
- Distinguish between rescue, rehabilitation and reconstruction responses.
- Explain how these responses are affected by individual and community perceptions.
- Examine the factors that affected the choice of adjustments before, and responses to, actual hazard events or disasters.
- Discuss the importance of re-assessing risk, and re-examining vulnerability, following any major hazard event or disaster.