Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Terminologies
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Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Terminologies

Learn about the fundamental concepts and relationships between disaster, hazard, vulnerability, and risk. Understand how natural hazards can damage or destroy assets, leading to disaster losses. Test your knowledge of DRR terminologies and frameworks.

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What is the primary factor that determines the level of vulnerability to hazards?

Physical, social, economic, and environmental factors

Which type of hazard originates from internal earth processes?

Geological or geophysical hazards

What is the term for the potential loss of life, injury, or destroyed or damaged assets that could occur to a system, society, or community in a specific period of time?

Disaster risk

What is the purpose of identifying and selecting multiple major hazards that a country faces?

<p>To implement multi-hazard approaches</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the disaster risk that remains even when effective disaster risk reduction measures are in place?

<p>Residual risk</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary goal of structural and non-structural measures in reducing possible harm to people, property, services, and systems?

<p>To reduce possible harm to a chosen tolerated level</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a disaster a product of?

<p>Hazard and vulnerability</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the primary consequences of a disaster?

<p>Property damage, loss of lives, and economic losses</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary goal of disaster risk reduction?

<p>To reduce or eliminate disaster losses</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of vulnerability assessment?

<p>To evaluate the structural vulnerability of assets</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of civil engineers in reducing disaster losses?

<p>To promote disaster risk reduction</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the reference used to define the DRR terms?

<p>United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction Terminology</p> Signup and view all the answers

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