Disaster Risk Management and Reconstruction in Latin America
A Technical Guide

Paper: 978 1 85339 672 4
Price: $39.95  
Due: September 2014 Notify me  

Publisher: Practical Action
140 pp., 6" x 9 1/4"
Recent earthquakes worldwide have highlighted the importance of good disaster planning. Adequate risk assessment and risk reduction strategies, and improved response and reconstruction work have all benefited from the documentation of past disasters.

This practical manual prepared by staff members from Practical Action’s regional office in Lima offers an up-to-date resource covering both methodological and technical aspects of disaster mitigation.

Rooted in the experiences of the authors and their colleagues of disaster response over the last 20 years, and incorporating an introduction that puts this work in the context of disaster response and mitigation work worldwide, this unique manual provides much needed practical assistance for all those involved in emergency/disaster response planning.

Table of Contents:
FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I. VULNERABILITY, DISASTERS AND HOUSING IN PERU

CHAPTER II. RESEARCH AND APPLICATION OF EARTHQUAKE-PROOF TECHNOLOGY

CHAPTER III. ITDG IN SAN MARTÍN, AYACUCHO, MOQUEGUA AND TACNA (AMAZON, HIGHLAND AND COASTAL REGIONS)

CHAPTER IV. LESSONS OBTAINED AND RECOMMENDATIONS

CHAPTER V. METHODOLOGICAL INTERVENTION GUIDE

EPILOGUE Final remarks


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