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 Multi-Hazards Program launches new publication and journal at the Global Platform for DRR 2019

APRU Multi-Hazards Program launches new publication and journal at the Global Platform for DRR 2019

Global Platform for DRR 2019| Geneva, Switzerland | May 13-17, 2019 APRU Multi-Hazards Program Director, Dr. Takako Izumi ...
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IFRC-APRU Celebrating Disaster ‘Non-Event’ Case Studies

IFRC-APRU Celebrating Disaster ‘Non-Event’ Case Studies

The APRU Multi-Hazards Program in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ...
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Research and Policy Integration Progress in Disaster Science:  The Launch of a New Multi-Hazards Journal

Research and Policy Integration Progress in Disaster Science: The Launch of a New Multi-Hazards Journal

Progress in Disaster Science is an open-access Journal that aims to report on the substantial progress in disaster research ...
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