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A Survey of Disaster Risk and Resilience in Small Island States

Taupo, Tauisi (2018) A Survey of Disaster Risk and Resilience in Small Island States. In: Climate Change and Global Warming. IntechOpen Limited, London, UK, TBC. ISBN DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.80266

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This paper surveys the conceptual framework of disaster risk that relies on its associated components of hazard, vulnerability and exposure. How we measure these risks depends on how we define disaster risk and its components. We focus on the implication and applicability of available conceptual frameworks of disaster risk on small and low-lying islands in the Pacific. We examine some of the available measurements of these disaster risks as they are imperative to the formulation of appropriate disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies for Tuvalu. Though there are diverse views on these definitions in different disciplines, we can capitalise on their commonalities to frame disaster risk models. Here, we intend to use the findings and set a pathway for potential research and to contribute into building resilience, reducing DRR and improving responsiveness to the impact of climatic disasters in Pacific Islands.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Tauisi Taupo
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2019 22:01
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2019 22:01

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