Title: Learning Lessons From Natural Disasters and the Derivation of Related Disaster Reduction Techniques
Authors: SCHEER Stefan
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC56658
ISBN: 978-92-79-15022-7
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 24253 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC56658
DOI: 10.2788/62811
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This paper describes the way how lessons that have been learned in the aftermath of a natural disaster can be analysed and subsequently structured in order to elicit inherent information important for making a lesson valid. A valid lesson - once it gets implemented - will contribute to a reduction of risk in case that a similar disaster will strike again. In a second step, this paper shows how - after thorough inspection - a lesson can be implemented in various ways thus leading to the definition of different disaster risk reduction techniques. The paper also illustrates three examples of lessons and the mechanism to derive relevant disaster reduction techniques, each implementing its lesson in a specific manner.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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