human intervention with nature and extensive exploitation of natural
often lead to environmental conflicts and may cause severe
deterioration. Most people support the concept of sustainable
development - but
how should we work towards this in practice?
In some parts of
1- Monitoring natural and manmade
2- Research into the nature, origin, and occurrence of the disasters themselves (especially flooding, mudflow, ground subsidence, bridge scour, etc.)
3- Modeling of the vulnerability of geo-environment
4- Integration with socio-economic models of community vulnerability
5- Development of risk models and delivery of multi-disaster risk assessments to communities and emergency managers
6- Development of information management systems to improve access to and usage of information, and
7- Education, training, and awareness.