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Increasing resilience to natural hazards


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Earthquakes and volcanoes cause enormous human suffering and economic damage, accounting for the loss of millions of lives, and at a cost of billions of dollars. Further research is needed to understand the physical processes behind natural hazards, but also how we can mitigate risk better.

This transdisciplinary programme aims to build resilience in earthquake-prone and volcanic regions. It brings together natural and social science research. ODI’s transdisciplinary approach to policy engagement is built in to the programme to maximize research use.

Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and the Social Research Council (ESRC), Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards has two components:

  1. Earthquakes without Frontiers (EwF)

  2. Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas (STREVA)

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