Alert and warning frameworks in the context of early warning systems

Villagrán de León, Juan Carlos, Pruessner, Ines and Breedlove, Harold (2013). Alert and warning frameworks in the context of early warning systems. UNU-EHS InterSecTions. UNU- EHS.

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    Author Villagrán de León, Juan Carlos
    Pruessner, Ines
    Breedlove, Harold
    Title Alert and warning frameworks in the context of early warning systems
    Series Title UNU-EHS InterSecTions
    Volume/Issue No. 12
    Publication Date 2013
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher UNU- EHS
    Pages 90
    Language eng
    Abstract

    The 12th UNU-EHS InterSections, by Juan Carlos Villagrán de León, Ines Pruessner and Harold Breedlove, presents a comparative review of early warning systems established by Member States around the world for a variety of hazards from the perspective of their alert and warning frameworks. The authors urge us to recognize existing differences among these systems which arise as a consequence of the need to adapt such systems to the dynamics of environmental events. These differences are manifested in the number of danger and risk levels which are employed within different systems, the criteria used to define such levels as well as the nomenclature employed to differentiate the levels.

    Keyword Environmental hazards
    Early warning
    Vulnerability
    Coping capacity and resilience
    Ensuring human security
    Disaster risk reduction
    Copyright Holder UNU-EHS
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 18146430
    ISBN 9783939923961
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