Title: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation,Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society Natural Hazards Workshop,Toronto, Canada,April 2002 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: International organisation- network or project 
Year of publication: 2002 
Availability: NATO,2002,North Atlantic Treaty Organisation,Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society Natural Hazards Workshop,Toronto, Canada,April 2002 
Author 1/Producer: NATO / CCMS 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://basalt.geology.utoronto.ca/basinanalysis/admwebnathaz ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Water resources and their management -->River basins
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Short description: Recent decades have seen rapidly escalating costs as a result of natural disasters. These trends are global and worrisome, and particularly interesting in that they coincided with a UN initiative during the decade of the 1990s intended to curb the rising costs of natural disasters (the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction - IDNDR). Natural disasters impose a large cost on society, both in terms of economic impacts but also in terms of human misery, and there are some indications that global change, both environmental and social, may continue to exacerbate this issue. 
Link to Organisation(s): NATO/CCMS NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society
 
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