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Understanding risk and resilience to natural hazards

February 8, 2011

Natural hazards threaten the safety and economic wellbeing of communities. These hazards include sudden-onset hazards, such as earthquakes, and slowly emerging, chronic hazards, such as those associated with climate change. To help public officials, emergency and other managers, the business community, and at-risk individuals reduce the risks posed by such hazards, the USGS Western Geographic Science Center is developing new ways to assess and communicate societal risk and resilience to catastrophic and chronic natural hazards.

Publication Year 2011
Title Understanding risk and resilience to natural hazards
DOI 10.3133/fs20113008
Authors Nathan Wood
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2011-3008
Index ID fs20113008
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Western Geographic Science Center