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Disaster risk science for disaster risk reduction

  • Jonatan A. Lassa and Syamsidik

Jakarta | Tue, December 6 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM The ultimate goal of disaster risk science is to understand disasters and risks. In fact, understanding disaster risks and their cause-effect chains does not necessarily benefit vulnerable communities.

Disaster risk science might be best called crowd science, because its strength lies in both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary subjects —basic sciences, engineering, social and economi...