Susan Romanski’s stories
Finding cost-effective strategies to prepare for and combat natural hazards October 13, 2010
Today is the International Day for Disaster Reduction, a day especially designated to promote a global culture of natural disaster risk reduction.
Some thoughts on World Humanitarian Day August 19, 2009
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction — Day 5 June 19, 2009
Today, at the last day of the Platform, I took advantage of a fascinating early session to understand what is being done about legal frameworks for disaster response.
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction — Day 4 June 18, 2009
It is always nice when things you are really interested in come together. Today, on day 4 of the Global Platform, two topics that came together for me were Sphere and disaster risk reduction.
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction — Day 3 June 17, 2009
It seems that the second full day of a conference generates more substantive discussion and thought than the first day, and this was certainly the case at the Global Platform today.
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction - Day 2 June 16, 2009
The sun came out in Geneva this morning and 1,800 people from governments, the UN, international organisations, science and academic institutions gathered to discuss the progress we're all making on disaster risk reduction efforts around the world.
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction — Day 1 June 15, 2009
Every two years, a very important conference is held between governments, academic and science institutions, international organisations and non-governmental organisations to see how the international community can reduce disaster risks in a world of ever increasing hazards.
Reducing the Risk of Disaster October 9, 2007
With its steep mountains, heavy rains and seismic activity, Tajikistan is one of the most disaster-prone countries on the planet. Each year some 50,000 landslides, 5,000 earthquakes and tremors, and hundreds of avalanches and debris flows hit the Central Asian state.