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Natural disasters

Natural hazards destroy lives and livelihoods, and create significant economic damage across the globe.

UKCDS member organisations fund research that will help to make informed decisions on actions to reduce their impacts. By bringing UK funders together with other stakeholders, the UKCDS Secretariat promotes the sharing of information and facilitates multidisciplinary approaches to address the complex challenges that natural disasters present.

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28 March 2011
This review makes a series of high level policy, and some down to earth practical, recommendations intended to bring this change about.
  • Natural disasters
1 July 2010
In October 2010, UKCDS co-hosted a one-day conference to coincide with the UN International Day for Disaster Reduction Research. The event brought together over 150 NGOs, researchers and policy to...
  • Natural disasters
  • Research for disaster risk reduction