issue of Natural Hazards Review
Guest Editors: Catherine Lowe, Carina Fearnley, Emily Wilkinson
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.
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.
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.
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: http://www.editorialmanager.com/jrnnheng
by Friday February 12th.
Thank you for your interest in this special issue.
Catherine Lowe, Carina Fearnley and Emily Wilkinson
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