- DRR IN SDC
- DRR NETWORK
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- USAR C.B.
Disaster Risk Reduction Platform
The main mechanisms for DRR are:
- Avoid hazards: prevention of damage through the avoidance of hazard zones (temporal or permanent)
- Mitigate risks: Mitigate the effects of events by reducing magnitude and probability of damage (reduction of hazard and/or vulnerability)
- Respond to damage: Reduce adverse effects of events through timely and effective response
- Transfer risks: Distribute risks to a large group of individuals and use means for recovery
The first two mechanisms are preventive measures, the second two preparedness measures. Today many organisations have a clear focus on mitigation of risks, in particular vulnerability reduction.
The various mechanisms to reduce risks: prevention (avoid hazards and hazardous zones); mitigation (reduce effects of hazard or reduce vulnerability of element at risk); response (respond to damage); recovery (transfer risks for rehabilitation and reconstruction). The reduction of risks depends on the mix of measures. Residual risks have to be carried by the individual.