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University of Extremadura

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Natural hazards are environmental processes of a certain magnitude, varied character and origin that have an impact in societies for causing victims, damages to property and infrastructures, and for producing socioeconomic disruption, that we call disasters and catastrophes. They are a limiting factor for the development of a great number of countries and some regions in the world. Their increasing impact is the result of more population exposed in hazard-prone areas and the changes in vulnerability. The change of the exposure conditions, the implementation of mitigation strategies and emergency preparedeness are the principal components of a risk management policy conceived to minimize the effects of a hazardous event.

The Natural Hazards and Risk Virtual Library is a selected collection of links to resources on this subject, and is devoted to provide information on the various topics that relate to it.

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Resources by subject
Organizations Avalanche
Research Centers, Groups and Networks Drought
Scholarly and Professional Societies Dust Storm
Newsgroups and Mailing Lists Earthquake
Journals Epidemic
Publications Flood
Software and Modelling Hurricane
Databases Ice Sheet
Glossaries Landslide
Calls Mudflow
Related Virtual Libraries Severe Storm

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