Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017: Knowing better and losing less

The EU Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre has produced its first flagship science report addressing the multi-risk impacts of natural and human-induced hazards. It presents the state of science in Disaster Risk Management (DRM), and shows practical use of scientific knowledge in DRM actions in Europe.

Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017: Knowing better and losing less
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It is the first in a series and therefore comprehensive in scope but selective in topic. It shows posibilites to strengthen society’s resilience by using science and technology.

The entire volume consits of:

  • Current status of disaster risk management and policy frameworks
  • Understanding disaster risk: risk assessment methodologies and examples
  • Understanding disaster risk: hazard related risk issues
    • Geophysical risk
    • Hydrological risk
    • Meteorological, climatological and biological risk
    • Technological risk
  • Communicating disaster risk
  • Managing disaster risk
  • Future challenges of disaster risk management

Standard identifier: 978-92-79-60678-6 (main report print), 978-92-79-60679-3 (main report online), 978-92-79-69674-9 (executive summary print), 978-92-79-69673-2 (executive summary online)

Source: Poljanšek, K.; Marin Ferrer, M.; Groeve, T.; Clark, I; (Eds.), 2017. Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less. EUR 28034 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.


  • Natural hazards
  • Risk assessment