- Subject index
Natural disasters are more common now than they have been ever before. Globally, climates are changing and natural hazards are becoming routine. This book is a study of natural hazards and how they turn into disasters—with a focus on Asian countries. It takes a holistic view of the subject and discusses different concepts of disaster management to understand both theory as well as practice. The book also explains best practices and the most effective tools for alleviating the consequences of such disasters.
Chapter 3: Risk
Risk is the potential where the possibility of any chosen action, inaction or activity will lead to any disruption of any system with certain loss. Those losses can also be termed as “risks.” Every individual is under potential risk, but it varies with the time and space. Risk can also be defined as a probability or ...