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Good Practices 2005




1. Natural Disaster Risk

1.1 Impact of Natural Disasters

1.2 Definition of Disaster Risk

1.3 Disaster Risk Management for Sustainable Development


2. Concept of Total Disaster Risk Management

2.1 Outline of TDRM

2.2 Disaster Risk Management Cycle

2.3 Risk Management Flow

2.4 Strategy for Disaster Risk Management


3. Good Practices

3.1 Good Practices in Disaster Management Phases

3.1.1 Prevention/Mitigation

Effectiveness of the Disaster Preparedness Programme in Vietnam: Planting Mangroves to Mitigate Sea Dyke Erosion [Vietnam]

Flood Control for the Red River [Vietnam]

3.1.2 Preparedness

Cyclone Preparedness Programme in Bangladesh [Bangladesh]

Applications and Advantages of Hazard Maps for Sabo in Japan [Japan]

3.1.3 Response

Effectiveness of Proper Emergency Supply Management System (SUMA) [Latin America]

3.1.4 Rehabilitation/Reconstruction

Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Recovery: Issues and Best Practices [India]

Demonstrations and Training to Raise Community Awareness and Build Capacityfor Safer Housing in Bam [Iran]

3.2 Good Practices in Application Strategy

3.2.1 Establishment of Coordination Mechanism and Legal Frameworks for Disaster Reduction

Coordination and Collaboration between Government and NGOs for Strengthening Disaster Reduction and Response: The India (Orissa) Experience [India]

3.2.2 Integration of Disaster Reduction Concept into Development Planning

Case Study: Policies and Measures on Flood Disaster Reductionin China since 1998 [China]

Disaster Impact Assessment System in Korea [Republic of Korea]

3.2.3 Improvement of Information Sharing and Management

Lessons Learnt from The Great Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe ) Earthquake:National Government Countermeasures and Disaster Information Systems [Japan]

Effectiveness of Early Warning of Volcanic Eruption with Hazard Maps: The Experience of Mt.Usu in Japan [Japan]

3.2.4 Promotion of Education and Public Awareness

Disasters and Education: MaikoHigh School in Japan [Japan]

Preparing for the Big One in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal [Nepal]

3.2.5 Development of Multi-stakeholder Partnerships and Citizen’s Participation

Multi-Disciplinary and Inter-Sectoral Collaboration and Cooperation in Disaster Reduction in the Philippines [Philippines]

3.3 Country Good Practices

3.3.1 Armenia

International Cooperation from Armenia: Emergency Response to the Gujarat Earthquake in 2001

Risk Assessment in Case of Possible Facility Failure: The Experience of Azat Reservoir in Armenia

3.3.2 Bangladesh

Cyclone Prediction and Forecasting, Weather Warning System and Dissemination Methods: The Bangladesh Perspective

On-Going Disaster Mitigation Practices in Bangladesh

3.3.3 China

Brief Working Instructions for the Typhoon Rananim Emergency in China

Disaster Emergency Management in China

3.3.4 Indonesia

Development of Eco-Bio-Engineering Mitigation System: An Eco-Geological Approach towards Community-Based Prevention of Rain-Induced Landslides in Java

3.3.5 Lao PDR

Empowering the Community for Disaster Risk Reduction through a Community-Based Disaster Management Project in Champasack District, Champasack Province, Lao PDR

3.3.6 Malaysia

Mitigation and Management of Flood Disasters in Malaysia

3.3.7 Philippines

Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council and the Creation of the Provincial Disaster Management Team (PDMT)

Funding Disaster Management in the Philippines

3.3.8 Singapore

Disaster Management in a City State

3.3.9 Thailand

Creation of Awareness among Villagers and Mobilization of their Participationin Thailand