The UNISDR (2013) defined Science broadly as â€˜knowledge derived from theory and practice.â€™ So what is Disaster Risk Science? If Disaster Risk refers to: The potential loss of life, injury, or destroyed or damaged assets which could occur to a system, society or a community in a specific period of time, determined probabilistically as a function of hazard, exposure, vulnerability and capacity, (UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, February 2017) then perhaps we could agree to define Disaster Risk Science as â€˜theoretical and applied knowledge which can reduce human and societal losses from hazards and vulnerabilities.â€™ Prevention Web (19 March 2018) noted that the â€˜definition of disaster risk reflects the concept of hazardous events and disasters as the outcome of continuously present conditions of risk.â€™ How populations intersect with socio-economic development generates disaster risks which can then be evaluated in terms of their exposure to future risk.
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Hebei University International Conference on Theory and Practice of Post disaster Reconstruction and Ecological Restoration - Hebei University, China|
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …
|Conference||Hebei University International Conference on Theory and Practice of Post disaster Reconstruction and Ecological Restoration|
|Period||1/01/18 → …|