oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Disaster Risk Management - planning for resilient and sustainable societies
It is generally accepted that disasters are having an increasing impact on our lives, property, environment, infrastructure, and economic and social activities. Globally, severe weather and other natural phenomena, as well as human activities, are exacting a heavy toll on us and the environment we depend on. The results of disasters are human suffering, and damage to the resources and infrastructure on which humans rely for survival and quality of life. In the aftermath of a disaster, it is critical to rapidly determine the exact nature of the impacts and what will be required to restore the situation, or preferably to improve the situation by reducing vulnerability to future impacts.
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