Multi-Hazards

Safe and Resilient Societies

As one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, frequent natural hazards – from tsunamis to floods to volcanic eruptions – threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people around the Pacific Rim and result in catastrophic destruction and damage.

The losses and impacts that characterize disasters have much to do with the exposure and vulnerability of people and places as they do with the severity of the hazard event. While natural hazards cannot be eliminated, by sharing best practice, knowledge, and research, we can better understand risks and minimize the threat to human life. Over the past decade, the Multi-Hazards Hub hosted by Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan has worked to harness the collective capabilities of APRU universities for cutting-edge research on the shared threat of natural hazards facing the region.

Of the top 100 institutions globally by scholarly output on natural disasters, APRU produces 23% of the publications and 28% of the citations.

APRU collaborates with its members and partners to understand how academics, policy leaders, government, and communities can work together to facilitate disaster risk reduction and recovery. Whether it is enhancing the reach of the Sendai Framework or sharing expertise to mitigate the danger in countries most vulnerable to disaster risks, together we can build a more resilient Asia Pacific.

 

Multi-Hazards News & Initiatives

APRU Contributed to Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Mongolia

APRU Contributed to Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Mongolia

Jointly hosted by UNISDR (UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction) and the Government of Mongolia, the 2018 Asian ...
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APRU Multi-Hazards Program Leads the Way at World Bosai Forum

APRU Multi-Hazards Program Leads the Way at World Bosai Forum

APRU Multi-Hazards Program advances disaster risk reduction and management by partnering with Elsevier and the International ...
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A Global Outlook on Disaster Science

A Global Outlook on Disaster Science

On November 20, Elsevier has launched an important new report, A Global Outlook on Disaster Science, in partnership with ...
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