Risk Analysis IX
Edited By: C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
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WIT Transactions on Information and Communication Technologies
Containing papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Computer Simulation in Risk Analysis and Hazard Mitigation this book covers a series of important topics of current research interests and many practical applications. It is concerned with all aspects of risk management and hazard mitigation, associated with both natural and anthropogenic hazards.
The analysis and management of risk and the mitigation of hazards is of fundamental importance to planners and researchers around the world. We live in an increasingly complex society with the potential for disasters on a worldwide scale. Natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, fires and others have always affected human societies. Man-made hazards, however, played a comparatively small role a few centuries ago until the risk of catastrophic events started to increase due to the rapid growth of new technologies. The interaction of natural and anthropogenic risks adds to the complexity of the problem.
Topics covered include: Risk Analysis and Assessment; Risk Management; Hazard Prevention, Management and Control; Vulnerability Assessment; Disaster Management; Emergency Management; Flood Hazards; Safety and Security.