Topic: Volcano

Protected areas as tools for Disaster Risk Reduction. A handbook for practitioners

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) has therefore become a critical part of sustainable development strategies. The acronym DRR embraces a complex mixture of policies and actions, from education of civil society, through disaster preparedness strategies to engineering solutions ranging from construction of sea walls to building regulations that aim to protect cities against earthquakes. The following …

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My Resilience Story (Mi historia de resiliencia) Ecuador-Tungurahua

Ecuador.- Desde septiembre de 1999 la Provincia de Tungurahua experimentó un fenómeno natural como lo es el inicio de la Erupción del Volcán Tungurahua. Este proceso eruptivo hizo que los moradores que vivían en las faldas del volcán y sus cercanías tuvieran que ser evacuados para sobreguardar sus vidas por algunas ocasiones, abandonando cultivos, ganado …

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Volcano

Volcanoes are an opening in the earth’s surface generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. Erupting volcanoes can eject a variety of material that can cause potential hazards to human life and property. These include: ash, falls, pyroclastics flows, lava flow and gas emission. In addition volcanic eruptions may also produce secondary impacts, …

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Volcano Resources for Educators

List of resource for educators by the US Geologic Survey. Volcano Resources for Educators http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/about/edu/index.php

Risiko 2.0 Neuer Umgang mit alten Naturgefahren

The report summarizes some of the presentations given at the 11. Forum Katastrophenvorsorge, 18.-19. January, 2011, in Potsdam/Germany. Link to document http://www.dkkv.org/DE/links/ressource.asp?ID=312