Special Issue "Natural-Hazards Risk Assessment for Disaster Mitigation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2022) | Viewed by 36068
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Interests: computational mechanics; finite element methods; virtual element methods; masonry; masonry structures; limit analysis; structural fragility; earthquake engineering
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Interests: solid and structural mechanics
Knowledge and awareness of risks related to natural hazards are essential requirements for the enhancement of the community's resilience to disasters. According to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, it is crucial to take actions that allow us to anticipate, manage, and mitigate disaster risks in order to more effectively reduce their economic and social impact and protect health, socioeconomic assets, cultural heritage and ecosystems of communities and countries. While the increasing occurrence of disasters related to meteorological hazards, such as floods, storms, and droughts, can be directly attributed to the consequences of climate change, an increase in the number of geophysical disasters, such as those due to earthquakes and tsunamis, is also observed without any evidence of an increment in the frequencies of occurrence of these natural phenomena. Hence, other human-related agents that are responsible for the increment of risk exposure and community vulnerability have to be factored in, such as land misuse in densely populated areas and in coastal zones.
This Special Issue of Applied Sciences addresses concepts, methods, and techniques for the natural hazards risk assessment including, but not limited to, floods, earthquakes and meteotsunamis.
Topics of interest include:
- Quantitative, semi-quantitative, and qualitative methods for the assessment of risk related to natural hazards;
- Risk analysis at different scales;
- Multi-hazard risk assessment techniques;
- Real-time hazard monitoring and warning systems;
- Disaster mitigation strategies;
- Risk management and emergency planning at multiple scales
Dr. Andrea Chiozzi
Dr. Elena Benvenuti
Prof. Dr. Željana Nikolić
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- natural hazards
- hazard assessment
- multi-hazard assessment
- risk analysis
- risk management
- disaster mitigation