Responses to Tectonic Hazards
With rising magnitude and frequency of major tectonic hazards, it becomes important to consider the ways in which people cope with and respond to the emergency situations they produce. Another key aspect of this is to assess what the main issues for future responses are. Part of this will be to consider how people modify the loss burden, how they can modify the events, and how they can modify human vulnerability as well as the role that the level of development has in influencing the human response. Overall, the effectiveness of current strategies will need to be assessed in order to draw lessons for the future. In your research you will need to develop case studies around real earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis which have taken place since 2004 in at least two places at different levels of economic development.
This files is mainly concerned with meteorological and climatic hazards but has great data about the historical pattern in the frequency and occurance of different types of natural hazard.
Guidance from Actionaid about responding to Tsunamis in the light of the Asian Tsunami 2004.
Red Cross report updating and evaluating the responses they made to the Chinese Earthquake of 2008 - one year on in May 2009.
A UN Policy Brief concerning the need to create an integrated approach to hazard (disaster) management.
A very detailed and technical article about the different approaches to studying and responding to hazards. Covers a lot of material in broad detail.
Very detailed article about the progress and challenges of recovery and reconstruction in Aceh following the 2004 Asian Tsunami.