Special Publication

Special issue of Natural Hazards Review
Guest Editors: Catherine Lowe, Carina Fearnley, Emily Wilkinson

Please note if you were interested in submitting a paper to the DRR Conference Special Publication but ran out of time, we are pleased to inform you that the deadline has been extended to Friday 26th March.

The proposed Special Edition of Natural Hazards Review aims to provide an output for key findings from the conference ‘Disaster Risk Reduction for Natural Hazards: Putting Research into Practice’, held at University College London, November 4th–6th, 2009. This conference brought together different stakeholders from academia, civil authorities, and the humanitarian, development and business sectors to debate fundamental elements of DRR, with the aim of bridging the gaps between different sectors working on DRR.

It is proposed that the conference delegates will submit papers that represent and review the interpretations and involvement of different stakeholders in DRR and the relationships between them. It is hoped that the papers will provide a practical focus to DRR research and will be based around the five sessions:

• What is DRR and how does it work in practice?
• Quantifying hazardous natural processes
• Assessing vulnerability, resilience and capacity
• Cultural perceptions of hazard and risk
• Effective policy, communication and decision making.

Collaborative papers between different stakeholders are particularly encouraged in order to demonstrate the benefit and importance of working together by putting research into practice.

For manuscript requirements, please refer to the following web site:

Please submit a copy of your full manuscript as a Word or LaTex file with a cover letter listing suggested reviewers, and specifying the special issue title (Disaster Risk Reduction for Natural Hazards: Putting Research into Practice) to the journal’s Editorial Manager website:
by Friday February 12th.

Thank you for your interest in this special issue.
Catherine Lowe, Carina Fearnley and Emily Wilkinson

The mission of the Natural Hazards Review is based on the realization that natural disaster losses result from interactions between nature, the constructed environment, and societies and people. It is dedicated to bringing together the physical, social, and behavioral sciences; engineering; and the regulatory and policy environments to provide a forum for cutting edge, holistic, and cross-disciplinary approaches to natural hazards loss reduction and long-term disaster resiliency.

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