inbriefs | VOL. 14, ISSUE 83, March-April 2014 |

Science and Disaster Mitigation

The Uttarakhand disaster exposed the gap that exists between science and disaster decision making. Scientific alerts had little impact on the governmental mechanisms. On the other hand that very divide, once bridged, led to a successful evacuation operation in the case of cyclone Phailin. It is thus important to study the linkages between science and disaster reduction, analysing the barriers that prevent more effective use of science to suggest how the gap between science and decision making may be narrowed....

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