Earthquakes

Earthquake risk and building resilience in Nepal

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Earthquake risk in less-developed countries such as Nepal presents challenges to both practitioners working in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), and for academic researchers undertaking research in this field. Nepal is located in one of the most seismically active regions in [...]

Port Hills, Christchurch: Demolishing the Rockfall Threatened Houses

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The Port Hills rockfall problem The Port Hills area on the edge of Christchurch was very seriously affected by the Christchurch earthquake sequence.  The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority will today start the process of demolishing the rockfall affected houses in [...]

standard IHRR Seminar – Mobile Data, Environmental Extremes and Population Movement

4th October 2013, 14:00 to 15:00, Seminar Room 010, Dept of Geography, Dr Md. Nadiruzzaman, United Nations University (MRF-UNU) Project Population movements following an environmental stress can be a huge development challenge if we do not know where people are [...]